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"A Rich Spot of Earth": Thomas Jefferson's Revolutionary by Peter J. Hatch,Alice Waters

By Peter J. Hatch,Alice Waters

Were Thomas Jefferson to stroll the grounds of Monticello this day, he might without doubt consider absolutely at domestic within the 1,000-foot terraced vegetable backyard the place the very greens and herbs he favorite are thriving. commonly and painstakingly restored below Peter J. Hatch's superb course, Jefferson's precise vegetable backyard now boasts an analogous medley of crops he enthusiastically cultivated within the early 19th century. The backyard is a dwelling expression of Jefferson's genius and his especially American attitudes. Its influence at the culinary, backyard, and panorama historical past of the us keeps to the current day.

Graced with approximately two hundred full-color illustrations, "A wealthy Spot of Earth" is the 1st publication dedicated to all features of the Monticello vegetable backyard. Hatch courses us from the asparagus and artichokes first planted in 1770 during the horticultural experiments of Jefferson's retirement years (1809–1826). the writer explores issues starting from hard work within the backyard, backyard pests of the time, and seed saving practices to modern African American gardens. He additionally discusses Jefferson's favourite greens and the loads of types he grew, the half-Virginian half-French delicacies he built, and the gardening traditions he tailored from many different countries.

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