Let’s set politics aside for a second. I know that’s hard to do whenever the words “White House” are mentioned, impossible for some, but let’s try, just for a moment.
One thing that should be hard to disagree on is that the Obama’s addition of an organic vegetable garden represents something way overdue. Granted, it was a photo opportunity, please the liberal folk, etc; but it’s more than that. Anything coming out of the White House is a message, and having an organic vegetable garden on the grounds sends a powerful public message. That message says:
- hey YOU – get outside, be physical, don’t be lazy
- hey YOU – eat local
- hey YOU – think about what’s going into your body
That’s the way I hear it, but I admittedly have dramatic tendencies. Here is an image of the garden from tourist lane outside the south fence:
Want to see the White House garden layout?
– Ranger Man
BTW: Want the White House Garden Cookbook? …. *shrug* …. I had to ask. Hey, here’s a white house backyard garden news story, focused on a dude from Maine even: