President Obama’s Community Garden

Others might be interested in this article from yesterday’s news.com.au, which outlines the American First Family’s plans to remodel part of the White House garden to grow their own vegetables.  Michelle Obama has started the garden, with the help of local schoolchildren.  The produce will be used to create a harvest-based menu for the White House and produce will also be shared with a local soup-kitchen.

The plan is the result of an 85,000 strong petition sent to President Obama.  AFP is also reporting that the move has also inspired other public authorities in the USA to plant their own vegetable plots, with a town in New York State planting vegies in front of their town hall, while Flint, Michigan has approved a three-acre plot in the centre of town.

Just goes to show that grassroots movements can also flower top-down!

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