A Rich Spot of Earth: Thomas Jefferson’s Revolutionary Garden at Monticello
October 08, 2013 @ 6:30 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.
Hills & Dales Estate, 1916 Hills and Dales Drive, LaGrange
$10 per person/Annual pass holders are free
Join Peter Hatch, retired Director of Gardens & Grounds at Monticello and Jefferson scholar, as he speaks about the gardening pursuits of Thomas Jefferson. During his presentation “A Rich Spot of Earth” Hatch will bring the horticultural legacy of Thomas Jefferson to life including his adventurous efforts to grow hundreds of varieties of fruits and vegetables in his garden. Hatch will also highlight Jefferson’s thoughts on food, cuisine and what his gardening pursuits reveal about his ideas on diversity, democracy and freedom. Hatch, who worked at Monticello for 35 years, led the restoration of the 1,000-foot terraced vegetable garden at Monticello and has authored several books on Jefferson. He has also served as an advisor for the White House kitchen garden. $10 per person but free for Hills & Dales Estate annual pass holders.