As many as four thousand people are expected at Monticello this weekend for the 13th annual Heritage Harvest Festival featuring tastings and tours. Sandy Hausman has a preview.
Last week’s rain delighted Peggy Cornett, the curator of plants at Monticello.
“It’s just heartbreaking to see the garden looking dry and the grass all burned up," she explains. Precipitation "has really livened things up, and I’m always grateful for rain.”
It revived some of the 330 crops Jefferson grew at Monticello, from tobacco and cotton to snake squash and sesame.