First Peas to the Table: How Thomas Jefferson Inspired a School Garden by Susan Grigsby (2012)

Maya loves contests, so she is excited when her teacher announces they will plant a school garden like Thomas Jefferson’s garden at Monticello―and they’ll have a “First Peas to the Table” contest, just like Jefferson and his neighbors had each spring. Maya plants her pea seeds with a secret head start―found in Jefferson’s Garden Book―and keeps careful notes in her garden journal. But her friend Shakayla has plans of her own for the contest