Thursday, March 19, 2009

White House plants organic veggie garden

Yep you read it here first...
"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.

In an interview in her office, Mrs. Obama said, “My hope is that through children, they will begin to educate their families and that will, in turn, begin to educate our communities.” More here NY Times. (PDF here in case)
And the children shall lead us...it's obviously too late for too many adults who are addicted to the processed, bad-for-us foods.

3 comments:

www. WholeFoodAndMoreBlog.com said...

This is wonderful and such a great example for us all. If conventional food isn't good enough for the President's family this sends a powerful message to all Americans. Hopefully organic grown food will become common in all households and the price will come down. A good fix for the price would be to raise the junk processed food prices while lowering the "organic real food" prices. The savings would show in health care cost along wtih the grocery bills.

Also, I know how much our kids will get involved with real food if we teach them why we eat organic whole real food. Last year my picky eater son became interested in where our food came from and what the difference was. He eats a lot of food now that he didn't like before. He will tell you it's because food like grass fed beef, pastured chicken and pastured eggs just tastes good and the animals are not mistreated. He's a tree-hugger and loves to grow his own food, all organic from seeds to filtered water. Farmer's Markets are a family outing for us, we are lucky to have a year round market so we can still get our good pastered meats and cheese. We always shop at local Co-op grocers and the farmer's markets.

I know I ran on about this, real food is very important for me and my family.

Thanks Kim for this great message.
Robin

Kathleen said...

That is so good - leading by example. Goodness! What a novel idea. lol

Anonymous said...

Once again, all style and no substance from the White House.