White House Says Yes to Edible Garden
On this first day of spring, I can’t think of a more appropriate tribute than the groundbreaking on the South Lawn of the White House -- for an edible garden. As described in further detail by Food section reporter Jane Black, Michelle Obama has given thumbs up to edible pastures at 1600 Pennsylvania, an 1,100-square-foot garden that will encompass 55 varieties of vegetables, berries and two bee hives for honey.
Word of the news started to emerge on Wednesday, when it was first reported on Obama Foodorama after blogger Eddie Gehman Kohan got her hands on a freshly published copy of O Magazine, which features an interview with the First Lady, who mentions that “We’re also working on a wonderful new garden project.”
The idea for a White House kitchen garden is hardly new, but one that has not been fully put into practice since Eleanor Roosevelt was the First Lady. Last summer, while Obama was campaigning for office, two citizen campaigns -- Eat the View and The White House Organic Farm Project -- were busy advocating for the return of a First Garden, as reported in this space.
Does this mean a White House Farmer is in the offing?
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