the state

– of obama garden. by vastate
Friday, 20 March 2009, 11:31
Filed under: -of green, -of jhumphrey

i’m suddenly feeling very (and uncharacteristically) patriotic today:

WASHINGTON — On Friday, Michelle Obama will begin digging up a patch of White House lawn to plant a vegetable garden, the first since Eleanor Roosevelt’s victory garden in World War II. There will be no beets (the president doesn’t like them) but arugula will make the cut.
While the organic garden will provide food for the first family’s meals and formal dinners, its most important role, Mrs. Obama said, will be to educate children about healthful, locally grown fruit and vegetables at time when obesity has become a national concern.


the short bus above is from the WHO Farm Project – the people behind this lovely organic farm that is beginning today on the white house lawn.  read more – there are some great radio interviews with these folks.

now, i’m going to do my patriotic duty and dig in the dirt.


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The White House has posted the garden layout:

Comment by Josh

we planted our stimuless garden this weekend!

Comment by seth

California’s Capitol mansion will have a garden as well:

Is VA next? 🙂

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