So, I bought myself a Kindle and now download both the New York Times and Washington Post – Well, I try to read them daily. Anyway, I see that according to the Washington Post that the Obamas are planting a garden (first reported on obamafoodorama):
On Friday, Michelle Obama will host a groundbreaking for a White House kitchen garden on the South Lawn. She will be joined by students from Bancroft Elementary in Washington, who will be participating in the project during tomorrow’s event as well as by planting in the coming weeks and harvesting later this year. The 1,100 square foot garden will include 55 kinds of vegetables, including peppers, spinach, and, yes, arugula. (The list of vegetables is a wishlist put together by White House chefs.) There will also be berries, herbs and two hives for honey that will be tended by a White House carpenter who is also a beekeeper. The chefs will use the produce to feed the first family and for state dinners and other official events. The White House will be using organic seedlings, as well as organic fertilizers and organic insect repellents. The garden will be located near the tennis courts and visible to passerbys on the street.
We have a garden too, and I grew up with a big garden. I honor that the Obamas are going to get their hands dirty in the garden. However, I wonder what that says about the safety of the food supply?