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Blog Archive: November 2013

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


Steve Bender was a featured speaker during the Heritage Harvest Festival's Grand Preview Dinner on September 6, 2013. As Senior Writer at Southern Living Magazine, he has been writing about gardening for nearly 30 years. Monticello sat down with Bender and discussed gardening, southern traditions,...More >>
Cary Fowler, American agriculturalist and the former executive director of the Global Crop Diversity Trust and current senior advisor to the Trust, spoke at the 7th annual Heritage Harvest Festival, September 6-7, 2013. Fowler sat down with Monticello to discuss Thomas Jefferson's impact on his...More >>
Joiners’ shop chimney
At the southwestern end of Mulberry Row, Monticello’s principal plantation street, are the ruins of Jefferson’s ca. 1770 joiners’ shop. The shop was used by Jefferson’s free and enslaved carpenters to produce fine architectural woodwork and furniture until Jefferson’s death in 1826. The building is...More >>
In 2012, Joel Salatin, author and third generation alternative farmer of Polyface, Inc., was a featured speaker at the annual Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello . He returned the following year for the Dialogue Project on Food and Agriculture at Monticello on September 5, 2013. Salatin sat...More >>

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