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By Peter J. Hatch,Alice Waters

Were Thomas Jefferson to stroll the grounds of Monticello this day, he might doubtless believe totally at domestic within the 1,000-foot terraced vegetable backyard the place the very greens and herbs he favorite are thriving. largely and painstakingly restored less than Peter J. Hatch's incredible course, Jefferson's distinct vegetable backyard now boasts a similar medley of crops he enthusiastically cultivated within the early 19th century. The backyard is a residing expression of Jefferson's genius and his surprisingly American attitudes. Its influence at the culinary, backyard, and panorama background of the USA keeps to the current day.

Graced with approximately 2 hundred full-color illustrations, "A wealthy Spot of Earth" is the 1st booklet dedicated to all elements of the Monticello vegetable backyard. Hatch courses us from the asparagus and artichokes first planted in 1770 throughout 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 masses 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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