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The Garden and Farm Books of Thomas Jefferson

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For almost sixty years, Thomas Jefferson kept a journal of his garden and his farms, recording his horticultural successes and failures, the progression of the seasons and his thoughts on gardening and agriculture.

Jefferson was, at heart, a gardener. He observed nature in detail and continually experimented with new varieties of flowers, shrubs, trees, fruits, and vegetab
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Hardcover, 540 pages
Published September 1st 1987 by Fulcrum Publishing (first published 1977)
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Crystal
While I didn't read every single word in this book, I still covered the length of it with a serious skimming, stoppin at points of interest. This is a fascinating history of Jefferson's gardening interests with other interesting tidbits among his journals and letters. Definately good for research about Jefferson and part of his life. I enjoyed reading the gardening records this famous American kept and knowing the weather here in my native Virginia during the late at the turn of the 18th century ...more
Adina
Jefferson was an avid gardener and his gardens at Monticello are spectacular. He was the first to cultivate many European varieties of vegetables in the United States and his garden journals give great insight into his love of horticulture. He truly appreciated gardening as both an art and a science.
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Reproductions of Jefferson's garden and farm journals, along with selected correspondence on gardening and farming from Jefferson to Washington, Adams, Madison, and others.
Terry
This isn't exactly Literature. It's something to browse rather than to read. As an insight into Jefferson the man who was the president, it's moderately informative.
Anna
Interesting, but I had to return it without finishing it.
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Robert C. Baron, the founder and president of Fulcrum Publishing, is a historian, scientist, and the author or contributor to 25 books including Pioneers and Plodders: The American Entrapreneurial Spirit. He was program manager for the Mariner II (Venus) and the Mariner IV (Mars) onboard space computers. In 1971, he founded Prime Computer, which became one of the Fortune 500 largest American compa ...more
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