Friday, March 20, 2009

this is amazing!

Just received this in my in-box:

Dear Kitchen Gardener,

(Begin pinching yourself now)

"Obamas to Plant White House Vegetable Garden"

On Friday, March 20th, 2009, 23 third graders will join First Lady Michelle Obama on the South Lawn of the White House to break ground on an 1100 square foot kitchen garden that will provide food for family dinners and formal dinners.

According to the New York Times:

The Obamas' garden will have 55 varieties of vegetables grown from organic seedlings started at the executive mansion's greenhouses.

And better still:

Almost the entire Obama family, including the president, will pull weeds, whether they like it or not, Mrs. Obama said laughing.

Ok, you can stop pinching yourself: you aren't dreaming this and an off batch of sauerkraut hasn't caused a rare case of lacto-fermentation-hallucination.


  1. I think it's great. And neither Obama is actually a gardener, so it was indeed a direct result of all of the online petitioning, I think.

  2. It is a good gesture by Obama in view of economic downturn ... Something like "leadership by example".