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Thomas Jefferson's landholdings in Albemarle County totaled some 5,000 acres. To manage this vast estate, Jefferson divided the land into separate "farms." The area surrounding the planter's dwelling constituted the "home farm"; for Jefferson, this was Monticello mountain. Outlying lands were...
The Site of the Vegetable Garden The 1,000-foot long garden terrace served as both a source of food and an experimental laboratory. Jefferson: The Scientist & Gardener Jefferson grew 330 varieties of more than 70 different species of vegetables, precisely recording the details of their growth...
Overview of Fruits at Monticello Jefferson's fruit gardens provided "precious refreshment" and served as part of his garden laboratory where he grew over 150 varieties of 31 of the finest temperate species of fruit. The Site of The Fruit Gardens Monticello's fruit gardens consisted of two orchards...

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