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OkeeDon
Okeechobee, FL
(Zone 9b)

February 15, 2010
5:59 PM

Post #7561327

Google "Whitehouse garden" and you will see articles, images and videos of the organic Whitehouse garden planted by Michelle Obama last March, almost a year ago.

I'm disappointed in the apparently politically motivated lead-in to this otherwise fine article.
jamieos
Ridgefield, CT

February 15, 2010
6:13 PM

Post #7561358

There is no earthly reason for the White House to have an organic garden on the totality of the land around it for propaganda purposes. First of all, the garden would have to be planted and cared for by a garden STAFF, paid for by the already overburdened taxpayers. If they want organic vegetables then they should patronize one or all of the fine local organic truck gardens in the DC area or sponsor one or more regular green markets in season. Second, the ground around the White House is no doubt so polluted from chemicals added to make green lawns that the WH inhabitants would likely suffer poisoning from any product of said land. The business of the inhabitants of the WH is to take care of federal business, not to grow vegetables. We are no longer an agrarian society and it futile to pretend it is. I no longer grow vegetables; I grow flowers which are food for the soul, and if I want local organic vegetables there's a once-a-week farmers' market in my town.

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