Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Growing gardens for victory

Can we make it through this economic crisis? Will we survive? Our way of life is killing us, physically, emotionally, and economically. Our hopes and dreams rest with the govenment and President Obama. So I love the article by Tara Parker Pope of the NYT, called Growing Food on the White House Lawn. http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/01/23/growing-food-on-the-white-house-lawn/
Watch the video at the bottom of the page. I loved it. American Presidents and their wives have been growing food on the White House lawn for years. Early on, of course, they had to eat from their gardens. Yet even the Clintons grew tomatoes and cucumbers on a roof garden. If Michelle and Barack grew food for all of the world to see and encouraged us to do the same, we would do it with pride. I hope they know we are counting on them to encourage us to feed ourselves, by ourselves and for ourselves. Gardening is good for our health, wallets and wellbeing. We can grow again together.

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