Upcoming Events for "'A Rich Spot of Earth,' Thomas Jefferson's Revolutionary Garden at Monticello"

A Rich Spot of Earth: Thomas Jefferson’s Revolutionary Garden at Monticello," is a gorgeous volume telling the history of Jefferson's unique vegetable garden at Monticello and uncovers his lasting influence on American culinary, garden, and landscape history. The book also showcases the 1980s project that restored the garden to its original glory. A Rich Spot of Earth was written by Peter J. Hatch, former Director of Gardens and Grounds at Monticello 1977 to 2013. Hatch was been responsible for the maintenance, interpretation, and conservation of its 2,400-acre landscape, and has written several previous books on Jefferson’s gardens and is an advisor for First Lady Michelle Obama’s White House kitchen garden. He lives in Charlottesville, Virgina.

Upcoming book signing events:

(* Denotes events that are by invitation only)

2014

August 26
University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

September 12, 13
Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello, Charlottesville, VA

September 20
Mercer County Master Gardeners, Trent House, Trenton, NJ

September 25
Northwood Women's Club, Dallas, TX*

October 1-3
Garden Seminar at Homestead Resort, Glen Arbor, MI

October 23
Sirchio Lecture, Cranbrook School, Bloomfield Hills, MI

November 2
Berkshire Botanic Garden, Stockbridge, MA

November 11
Garden Club of Fairfax (VA)*

November 20
Montgomery Antiquarian Society, Montgomery, AL

 

2015

January 31
Pitt County Master Gardeners, Greenville, NC

*February 19
Little Garden Club of Memphis and Memphis Garden Club, TN

February 20, 21
Men's Garden Club of Youngstown (OH) Winter Seminar

April 16, 17
Central Texas Master Gardeners, Belton, TX

June 6
Historic Ford Estates, Garden Seminar, Dearborn, MI

June 11
Greater Montgomery County Master Gardeners, Dayton, OH

 

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