Monday, January 19, 2009

An organic garden on the White House lawn? Yay change!



Change is good! As we embark on a new Commander in Chief, we not only get a fresh attitude, we could possibly get fresh vegetables, too.
I'm not sure who first suggested an organic garden on the White House lawn - perhaps it was Michael Pollan in his Farmer In Chief letter (in the final paragraphs of the letter), or from the website EatTheView.org or TheWhoFarm.org. It's a simple and elegant idea that could spur tremendous local garden growth.

Planting a garden on the White House lawn could do so much more for home gardens than any formal PR campaign could ever do. Eleanor Roosevelt demonstrated a similar solution during WWII with the Victory Garden movement.

Who knows - maybe once the White House garden gets growing, they'll be able to add a hoop house in 2010. This time next year the Obamas could be munching on spinach grown in their front yard.

Sign the petition here.

2 comments:

shannon said...

Hoop house yes!!! Would easily have vibrant year-round harvesting with the DC climate. There's a job I'd take, the first white house hoop house farmer!

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