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)


January 8
Garden Club of Charleston (SC)

February 4
Annapolis Horticultural Society, Annapolis, MD

March 17
Charlotte Garden Club and Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC

March 29
Loudon County Master Gardeners, Leesburg, VA

April 5
Knoxville Botanical Garden, Knoxville, KY

April 6
Charlottesville Tree Stewards, Seminar on Historic Trees

April 29
Frederik Meijer Gardens, Grand Rapids, MI

April 13
Virginia Beach Historic Homes

May 4
Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons, Bridgehampton, NY

May 6
Dallas Arboretum

May 8
McFadden-Ward House, Beaumont, TX

May 15
Design House Seminar, Benefit for Shelter for Help in Emergency, Charlottesville, VA

May 18
Slow Food Richmond, Tuckahoe Plantation

May 22, 29, and June 5
Charlottesville Senior Center, "Monticello’s Farm, Gardens, and Cookery", Charlottesville, VA

May 30
Landscape Conference, National Library for the Study of George Washington, Mount Vernon, VA

June 1
Penn State Master Gardeners, Monticello lecture and tour, Charlottesville, VA*

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

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

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

November 11
Garden Club of Fairfax (VA)*



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 11
Montgomery County Master Gardeners, Columbus, OH


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