The Backyard

The Backyard

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Update on the White House Organic Garden

The Obamas are our heros in more ways than one. For me, its the White House Organic Garden. How cool could that possibly be? A Pres, his wife, the kids, his staff -- all eating from the backyard - organically to boot. Last week was their first harvest of lettuce greens and that, my dear friends, is just the beginning of a season of very-local, sustainable food for them. You may find it interesting that a chemical company wrote Michelle asking her to consider using "conventional" methods of managing the garden and later in the letter they state: "don't encourage Americans to grow their own food, because it's not practical, and don't encourage them to think that organic food is somehow superior to "conventional" agricultural products" What?!? Michele is a very intelligent woman, and knows the meaning and value of "organic." Kudos to her and her staff. This has to be one of the best possible examples to be set for Americans and the next generation.

1 comment:

DailySAHM said...

I'd be more impressed if the Obama's were the ones doing all the hard gardening work.