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Blog Archive: November 2012

Read what Monticello staff members and guest authors have to say about Jefferson, Monticello, and how they experience Jefferson's experiment every day.

Author Jon Meacham
Jon Meacham, author of the newly released and highly praised Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power , gives Fodor's his top reasons to visit Jefferson's home. "It's as close as you can get to a conversation with Thomas Jefferson.” Read it online »More >>
A selection of the apples sampled at the 2012 Monticello Apple Tasting
And the results are in. This year's favorite was . . . . . . the Ralls Genet -- which typically fares poorly at this event -- followed by perennial favorites the Esopus Spitzenburg and the Ashmead's Kernel (see the tabulations below). Not appearing among the tastiest this time was the Albemarle...More >>
Revolutionary chef Alice Waters visits Thomas Jefferson's Monticello in Charlottesville, VA to prepare a meal in Jefferson's kitchen, with chef Scott Peacock. Visit Monticello's YouTube Channel.More >>
Rain garden in mid-October at the Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants.
The promise of increased rainfall during the autumn months, in addition to major weather events like the recent Hurricane Sandy, serve as reminders of the need to manage excess water in responsible, effective ways. A simple, aesthetically pleasing solution for water management in the home garden is...More >>
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