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Back to Twinleaf Journal Online » In 1819 Thomas Jefferson wrote, "I have lived temperately, eating little animal food, and that ... as a condiment for the vegetables, which constitute my principal diet." His 1,000-foot-long kitchen garden terrace was an experimental laboratory where he cultivated...
Thomas Jefferson's World Trailer 20-second Clip from A Passion for Ordered Knowledge animation in the 'To Try All Things' exhibition
Within a few days I shall bury myself in the groves of Monticello and become a mere spectator to passing events. -- Jefferson to Alexander von Humboldt, 1809 In 1806 Jefferson drew a sketch of Monticello mountain and designated eighteen acres on the northwestern side as the "grove." He envisioned a...
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...
Back to Twinleaf Journal Online » Thomas Jefferson lived through three revolutions in his life-time. Most of us know about two of them: our own nation's revolt against British domination, then the French uprising that brought down the monarchy just a few years later. Before his death in 1826, Mr...
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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