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Monticello

Revolutionary chef Alice Waters visits Thomas Jefferson's Monticello in Charlottesville, VA to prepare a meal in Jefferson's kitchen, with chef...MORE »

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Lily Fox-Bruguiere

The promise of increased rainfall during the autumn months, in addition to major weather events like the recent Hurricane Sandy, serve as reminders of the need to manage excess water in responsible, effective ways. A simple, aesthetically pleasing solution for water management in the home garden...MORE »

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Gardens
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Karen Smith
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Archaeology
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Monticello

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. The...MORE »

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Fraser D. Neiman

On Monday September 17, the archaeology department began the final phase of excavation required to support the Foundation’s exciting plans to restore Jefferson’s Kitchen Road.  In the first decades of the nineteenth century the Kitchen Road linked Monticello’s kitchen, at the south end of the...MORE »

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Andrea Gray

Here at the Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Retirement Series, we spend most of our days reading Jefferson’s two-hundred-year-old mail.  Jefferson wrote approximately 19,000...MORE »

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Thomas Jefferson, Research
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Monticello

What could make the Heritage Harvest Festival even more special?  Locally brewed craft beers!

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Monticello

“All the stuff Jefferson was doing at Monticello...MORE »

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Food and drink
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Jacqueline Langholtz
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Thomas Jefferson
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Katy Woods

Today, we take for granted the varieties of foods we can buy anytime of the year at our local super market. We can buy Madagascar vanilla in...MORE »

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Food and drink

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