Thursday, March 19, 2009

White House Gets a Garden! Fresh Foods for All

Now this is a great idea that has been many years in the making.

First lady Michelle Obama is scheduled to break ground Friday on a new garden near the fountain on the South Lawn that will supply the White House kitchen.

She will be joined by students from Bancroft Elementary School in the District of Columbia. The children will stay involved with the project, including planting the fruits, vegetables and herbs in the coming weeks and harvesting the crops later in the year.

I hope more Americans can follow this example and plant their own backyard gardens. Hell, instead of that worthless landscaping you see everywhere they should make them into garden plots that you can sign up for. What you would do is to pay the municipality a yearly fee and then you can grow whatever you want on your plot. They could even cordon off certain parks in big cities and divvy them out for gardens plots as well. Let's hope the White House lets a thousand gardens bloom.

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