The evolution of Colonial & Early American - Gardening, Farming, & Cultural Landscapes to 1860s
Saturday, January 8, 2011
Primary Source - Jefferson on Farming & Gardening
In 1781, Thomas Jefferson wrote,
"Those who labour in the earth are the chosen people of God, if ever he had a chosen people, whose breasts he has made his peculiar deposit for substantial and genuine virtue. It is the focus in which he keeps alive that sacred fire, which otherwise might escape from the face of the earth."