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The Revolutionary Generation, Nature and the Shaping of the American Nation) and on 29 March by Knopf in the US (titled as Founding Gardeners.
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They express their deep belief in freedom through the way they garden much the same way they do in their writings. This book will fascinate anyone interested in gardening, agriculture or American history, offering new insights into four familiar lives and conjuring up the gardens of the new republic. Brother Gardeners , Ms. In Founding Gardeners , she neatly continues the historical thread of the previous work: its blend of history and gardening is as interestingly written as before.
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Their passion for plants will inspire pride in your garden plot that is indeed America under your very own gardening feet. You will never garden the same way again. Fascinating story. A fresh look at the Founders that charms even as it irresistibly convinces. Read An Excerpt. Paperback —.
Add to Cart Add to Cart. About Founding Gardeners From the author of the acclaimed The Brother Gardeners, a fascinating look at the founding fathers from the unique and intimate perspective of their lives as gardeners, plantsmen, and farmers. Also by Andrea Wulf. One evening, just a few days before the battle, he wrote a long letter to the estate manager at Mount Vernon, his plantation in Virginia.
Washington instructed that these trees and shrubs should be planted in groves next to his house.
Even more remarkable than his timing was his choice of plants, for he made it clear that only native species would do. Facing the mighty British army, Washington decided that Mount Vernon was to be an American garden where no English trees would be allowed to claw their roots into the soil. It was his horticultural Declaration of Independence. Into their speeches, their letters and their diaries, the founders brought metaphors drawn from the natural world.
In an speech, Madison said the protection of the environment was essential for the survival of the United States. Over the past months I have given almost 40 lectures across the U.
Many of the gardeners that I have met over the past months are deeply invested in the environment. Working with the soil and plants, they feel connected to the land. Start on. Show related SlideShares at end. WordPress Shortcode. Full Name Comment goes here.
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