March 19, 2009

This Lawn is Your Lawn

Borrowing a phrase from this great campaign, I must rejoice at the news that Michelle Obama (along with various staff gardeners and kids from a local school) is planting a garden on the White House lawn!  I know that many people have been dreaming of this becoming a reality, myself included.  I sort of didn't think it would happen, but they will soon break ground.  They plan to have raised beds, use White House compost and grow 55 varieties of vegetables plus herbs and berries.  They will have bees and it will be organic.  I'll be interested to see what happens with this -- maybe they should have a white house garden webcam.  Hopefully it will be a victory for healthy food and an inspiration for others to try.

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