Friday, March 20, 2009

White House Vegetable Garden

And while we're on the Obama bandwagon, we at Metro Green wish to say good on Barack & Michelle for forwarding the idea - both in spirit and in practice - of the value of locally grown produce.
From the March 20, New York Times article "Obama to Eat Local Produce (Really Local)":
Whether there would be a White House garden has been more than a matter of landscaping. It’s taken on political and environmental symbolism as the Obamas have been lobbied for months by advocates who believe that growing more food locally could lead to healthier eating and lessen reliance on huge industrial farms that use more oil for transportation and chemicals for fertilizer.
This kind of environmentally sound leadership, though, in the case of the garden is largely symbolic, is precisely what I was hoping for from Brocco (my 6-year-old son's nickname for BHO). So, as the fruits of the First Garden grow, let me be the first to wish the Obama's bon appetit!

UPDATE: Seems nothing escapes the artistry & wit of the editorial cartoonists (John Cole, Scranton Times-Tribune march 26.2009):

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