The information below pertains to the 2014 Festival.
We will post our updated programming in Spring 2015.
Friday, September 12, 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Reservations required. Individual $35
Jefferson’s Revolutionary Garden is a compelling force that not only presents a fascinating history, but also urges America toward a sustainable agricultural future. Jefferson’s passion for gardening and food is one of his lasting legacies. Today, Aaron Keefer, the Culinary Gardener of the French Laundry, continues the tradition, and puts a modern spin on what the Revolutionary Garden means.
Keefer grows specialty vegetables for Chef Thomas Keller’s restaurants in the Napa Valley in California. On a daily basis, he strives to make improvements upon the quality of the produce, the soil, and the grounds, in order to supply the chefs with only the very best. A true visionary in food, farming, and flavor, Keefer will delight audiences with a presentation that captures the essence of Jefferson’s influence on the modern American garden.
Join us from 5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Shop at Monticello for a meet and greet with Aaron Keefer, and then enjoy his keynote presentation in the Milstein Theater, with ample time for questions and answers.