Ms. Conn's 5th graders learned about Thomas Jefferson the horticulturist on Nov. 4. We discussed that he was the 3rd President, that his plantation was in Monticello, VA, and that his vegetable garden was 1,000 feet long. A student in each group took notes in the class garden journal. Jefferson himself also wrote in a garden journal. The students planted Prince Albert Peas which are similar to the English peas that were Jefferson's favorite vegetable. We defined "heirloom" as the kids are planting heirloom seeds. Heirloom is something passed down (and saved) from prior generations.