“A Rich Spot of Earth” with Peter Hatch

Title: “A Rich Spot of Earth” with Peter Hatchphatch

Date: Wednesday, July 31

7:30pm

Description: Were Thomas Jefferson to walk the grounds of Monticello today, he would no doubt feel fully at home in the 1,000-foot terraced vegetable garden where the very vegetables and herbs he favored are thriving. Extensively and painstakingly restored under Gardens & Grounds Director Peter J. Hatch’s brilliant direction, Jefferson’s unique vegetable garden now boasts the same medley of plants he enthusiastically cultivated in the early nineteenth century. The garden is a living expression of Jefferson’s genius and his distinctly American attitudes. Join Peter Hatch to learn about the bounty and legacy that grows on at Monticello and its continuing impact on the culinary, garden, and landscape history of the United States. His book “A Rich Spot of Earth” will be available for purchase and signing.

Sponsored by Donaroma’s Landscape and Nursery Services

$10/$5 for PHA members