Monday, April 6, 2009

Green-ups for the First Family

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?

1 comment:

  1. I, too, was overjoyed to see a garden at the white house. We are breaking up our ground this weekend as soon as the ground dries from this rain.