Our "Green " President and family scores again. The White House will has its first vegetable garden since Eleanor Roosevelt's Victory Garden after World War II, and the first ever organic vegetable garden. Mrs. Obama is putting some elbow grease behind her plan to promote a healthier diet and education about organic vegetables among the children in our country. I have a tough time growing basil myself but have dreams of growing edibles for my table. Community based gardens are sprouting up in communities around the country--Atlanta, Chicago, Cincinnati. Is this a step toward reclaiming our health from the ravages of grease and salt? Is freedom from/for chickens in our future? What's happening in your town or backyard?
I'm a librarian, a quilter and green economy booster. My husband Ken and I are recycling block leaders, composters, community green activists, and do Eco-consulting. We are parents and grandparents and want to do what we can to green the planet, the people and the profits.