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Peter-Hatch-150x224-copyThe 14th Annual Thornton-Massa Lecture Series

Peter J. Hatch - October 27th, 2013

Thomas Jefferson’s Revolutionary Garden at Monticell

Location: Behavioral Sciences Building Auditorium, Room 131, 410 W. Pitkin St., Colorado State University Fort Collins campus
Date:
October 27th, 2013
Time:
3:30pm

Peter J. Hatch is a professional gardener and historian with 38 years experience in the restoration, care, and interpretation of historic landscapes. A celebrated author of four books on the gardens of Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, where he served as Director of Gardens and Grounds for 35 years, Hatch has lectured in 36 states on Jefferson and the history of garden plants. Presently, he gardens and botanizes from his home on Lickinghole Creek in Crozet, Virginia, travels extensively to promote his latest work, ‘A Rich Spot of Earth’: Thomas Jefferson’s Revolutionary Garden at Monticello, and consults on the installation and maintenance of both public gardens and private estate landscape

Peter Hatch is available for book talks and lectures, and consultations on landscape maintenance and garden restoration. His 38-year horticultural career has instilled a finely tuned and highly skilled knowledge of vegetable and fruit gardening, the planting and care of trees, and the creation of native plant habitats, as well as a comprehensive understanding of the care of both private and public landscapes. Contact him at peterjhatch@gmail.com, 434-882-0081, or 1409 Lickinghole Creek Rd., Crozet, VA, 22932

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Past lectures

2012

Edward S. Buckler

Corn – A Genetic Powerhouse: Unleashing Natural Diversity with Genomics for More Sustainable, Robust and Nutritious Crops

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2011

Gebisa Ejeta

“Global Food Security in the Face of Growing Challenges”

 

 

 

 

2010

Drs. Pamela C. Ronald and Raoul W. Adamchak

Tomorrow’s Table: Organic Farming, Genetics and the Future of Food

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2009

Dr. Stephen Baenziger

“Where Food Comes From: The Origins of the Plants on Your Plate”

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2008

Dr. Rebecca Nelson

“Science vs. Hunger: the challenges of funding research in international agriculture”

 

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2007

Dr. Dennis Gonsalves

“Hawaii’s GMO Papaya: An Analysis of Its Impact and Its Controversy”

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2006

Dr. Deborah Delmer

“Creating a Roadmap for a Green Revolution in Africa”

 

 

 

 

2005

Dr. Steven Tanksley

“How the same genes make new species: wild stories from tomatoes”

 

 

 

 

2004

Dr. Peter Raven

“Biodiversity, Sustainability and the Human Prospect”

 

 

 

 

2003

Dr. Paul A. Cox

“Ethnobotany, New Drugs, & Old Diseases”

 

 

 

2002

Dr. Roger Beachy

“Biotechnology’s Role in Sustainable Agriculture and National Security: Who WILL Decide?”

 

 

 

 

2001

Dr. Paul R. Erlich

“Human Natures: Genes, Ethics, and Conservation”

 

 

 

 

2000

Dr. Christopher R. Somerville

“The Case for GMO’s”