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)


November 20
Montgomery Antiquarian Society, Montgomery, AL



*January 14
Hillside and Lynchburg Garden Clubs, Lynchburg, VA 

January 17
Northeast Louisiana Master Gardeners, Monroe, LA

January 19
Mid-Atlantic Horticulture Short Course, Newport News, VA

January 22
Hahn Horticultural Garden at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

January 31
Pitt County Master Gardeners, Greenville, NC

 *February 19
Little Garden Club of Memphis, TN

 February 19
Memphis Garden Club, TN

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

March 2
Shenandoah Valley Herb Guild, Lexington, VA

March 20
Green Bay Botanical Garden, Green Bay, WI

March 21
Rotary Botanic Gardens, Janesville, WI

April 12
Annual Chanticleer Lecture, Radnor Library, Wayne, PA

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

June 20
Newport Flower Show, Rosecliff Mansion, Newport, RI

September 11, 12
Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello


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