"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 at the present time, he could without doubt think absolutely at domestic within the 1,000-foot terraced vegetable backyard the place the very greens and herbs he preferred are thriving. widely and painstakingly restored below Peter J. Hatch's outstanding path, Jefferson's designated vegetable backyard now boasts an analogous medley of vegetation he enthusiastically cultivated within the early 19th century. The backyard is a dwelling expression of Jefferson's genius and his noticeably American attitudes. Its effect at the culinary, backyard, and panorama background of the U.S. maintains to the current day.

Graced with approximately two hundred full-color illustrations, "A wealthy Spot of Earth" is the 1st e-book dedicated to all points 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 subject matters 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 sorts he grew, the half-Virginian half-French delicacies he built, and the gardening traditions he tailored from many different countries.

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