Gillette Family Garden Blog

Spring Crop Harvest - October 11, 2012
On June 8, 2012, Smithsonian Gardens staff harvested beets, cabbage and turnips to be displayed as part of The Jefferson Table and Gillette Family Garden public program presented by the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) at the USDA Farmer’s Market. Read more »

The Jefferson Table and the Monticello Kitchen - June 7, 2012
On Friday June 8th, the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) will host a cooking demonstration and tasting at the USDA Farmer’s Market using the vegetables culled from the Gillette Family Garden including varietals of peas, greens, cabbage, and condiments. The food will be prepared and presented by culinary historian Leni Sorenson, PhD. The recipes are from the cookbook, The Virginia Housewife, by Mary Randolph, and the repertoire of Edith Fosset, President Thomas Jefferson’s enslaved cook at the White House and Monticello during his retirement. Read more »

Breaking Ground: Gillette Family Garden - May 10, 2012
In January 2012 the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), in partnership with the Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello, opened the exhibition Slavery at Jefferson's Monticello: Paradox of Liberty.  The exhibition is on view in the NMAAHC gallery at the National Museum of American History, Behring Center (NMAH) through Oct. 14, 2012. Read more »

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