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Author Hatch, Peter J., 1949-

Title "A rich spot of earth" : Thomas Jefferson's revolutionary garden at Monticello / Peter J. Hatch ; foreword by Alice Waters
Published New Haven : Yale University Press, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (263 pages) : color illustrations
Contents Thomas Jefferson's revolutionary garden. "A rich spot of earth" ; Building the garden ; The garden and its people ; The culture of the garden ; The garden restored, the garden today -- Fruits, roots, and leaves : a catalog of selected Monticello vegetables. Fruits : artichokes to tomatoes ; Fruits : beans and peas, Jefferson's "pulse" ; Roots ; Leaves -- Appendix 1. Vegetables mentioned in Thomas Jefferson's Garden Book, correspondence, and memoranda -- Appendix 2. Sources for historic and heirloom vegetables
Summary Traces the history of Jefferson's vegetable garden, which has been painstakingly restored by the author, from the artichokes and asparagus first planted in 1770 through the horticultural experiments of Jefferson's retirement years
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-255) and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 -- Homes and haunts -- Virginia.
Vegetable gardening -- Virginia.
Monticello (Va.)
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0300183402 (electronic bk.)
1299709362 (electronic bk.)
9780300183405 (electronic bk.)
9781299709362 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Thomas Jefferson's revolutionary garden at Monticello