A Rich Spot of Earth: Thomas Jefferson's Revolutionary Garden at Montecello"
with Peter J. Hatch
We cordially invite you to join us (rain or shine) on Saturday, Oct. 7th @ 5 pm for a Public Lecture,
"A Rich Spot of Earth" with author Peter J. Hatch.
For 35 years, the expansive vegetable gardens of Monticello flourished under Peter's direction and leadership. Peter tells the tale of Thomas Jefferson (warts and all) in a thoughtful and engaging manner and transports his audience to the terraced hills surrounding Monticello. You will relive the aura of early 19th century America. Through the journals, pictures and writings of Mr. Jefferson, Peter has absorbed the essence of who Jefferson was. In fact, Peter has tended to Monticello's gardens longer than Mr. Jefferson himself and was indeed challenged by the same climate. .... An engaging speaker, a lifetime of experience in Ablemarle County, and a true love of gardening animate Peter's words and brings that bygone era to life for his audience.
Light refreshments and book signing will follow the lecture.
Admission is free, compliments of the Friends of Wethersfield.
The lecture and reception will be held the Carriage House Museum at Wethersfield Garden.
Wethersfield Carriage House
257 Pugsley Hill Road
Amenia, NY 12501.