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TJ’s Garden

Spent a lovely morning touring Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. The garden was just starting to erupt. From the official Monticello site: Thomas Jefferson’s 1,000-foot-long, terraced vegetable garden is the true American garden: practical, expansive, casual, diverse, wrought from a world of edible immigrants.  Aside from its diverse population of mostly introduced crops, the Monticello garden...
Last week I had the privilege of accompanying an American University class on the final White House Garden tour of the year. My three takeaways from the tour: Small garden, huge symbol The space really is quite small, which compared to its impact in the national conversation on food and farming underscores its symbolic nature....