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Gardening Through The Ages

P. Hatch

Every generation passes along it's share of folklore and fact when it comes growing a garden.  Peter Hatch,  former Director of Gardens at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello, is the keynote speaker in the Northeast Louisiana Master Gardeners' Association 5th Annual January Seminar on Saturday.   He presents an informative lecture based on his book, A Rich Spot Of Earth: Thomas Jefferson's Revolutionary Gardens.  

Hatch describes gardening as Jefferson's passionate hobby.  "On the sunny south slope of Monticello, he documented 330 varieties of vegetables and 170 varieties of fruit," Hatch said.  "Jefferson was always trying new things and that is a common trait of garden mastery."

Hatch, along with Dr. William Welch of Texas A&M University, and Chris Wiesinger, are featured guests in the Northeast Louisiana Master Gardeners' Annual January Seminar at the West Monroe Convention Center.  Association member Kerry Heafner shares on the upcoming program.