By Peter J. Hatch,Alice Waters

Were Thomas Jefferson to stroll the grounds of Monticello at the present time, he might without doubt suppose totally at domestic within the 1,000-foot terraced vegetable backyard the place the very greens and herbs he preferred are thriving. generally and painstakingly restored below Peter J. Hatch's wonderful path, Jefferson's precise vegetable backyard now boasts an analogous medley of vegetation he enthusiastically cultivated within the early 19th century. The backyard is a residing expression of Jefferson's genius and his noticeably American attitudes. Its effect at the culinary, backyard, and panorama historical past of the us maintains to the current day.

Graced with approximately 2 hundred full-color illustrations, "A wealthy Spot of Earth" is the 1st booklet dedicated to all elements of the Monticello vegetable backyard. Hatch courses us from the asparagus and artichokes first planted in 1770 throughout the horticultural experiments of Jefferson's retirement years (1809–1826). the writer explores issues starting from exertions within the backyard, backyard pests of the time, and seed saving practices to modern African American gardens. He additionally discusses Jefferson's favourite greens and the masses of sorts he grew, the half-Virginian half-French delicacies he constructed, and the gardening traditions he tailored from many different countries.

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