Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Expert on Monticello to Speak at Wesleyan

"A Rich Spot of Earth" Author Peter Hatch to speak at Wesleyan Wednesday, October 3rd at 7:00 p.m.

Peter Hatch, Director of Gardens and Grounds at Monticello, has  meticulously restored Thomas Jefferson’s 2400 acre landscape.

As Director since 1977, Hatch has been responsible for the maintenance, interpretation and conservation of its famous horticultural and vegetable gardens. He has written several previous books on Jefferson’s gardens, and is an advisor to First Lady Michelle Obama’s White House kitchen garden. 

Location: Room 107, Shanklin Lab, 237 Court Street
Date & Time: Wednesday, October 3 at 7:00 p.m.
Parking for the event is available on campus in parking lot C or on Lawn Avenue.
Reviews of A Rich Spot of Earth:
"Beautifully illustrated, authoritative....It is wonderful to find out that the man who contributed so much to the republic in which we live also set his contemporaries - and posterity - such a salutary example in other ways as well."--Martin Rubin, Washington Times
Sponsored by the Middletown Garden Club, the Rockfall Foundation, and Wesleyan University

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