I love this idea, an organic kitchen garden at the White House! What a great message that sends. How inspiring to the country. Eat the View blog has started a petition to be sent to President-Elect Obama requesting the White House plant this garden. It’s not a new concept but an effective one. Eleanor Roosevelt planted a Victory Garden in the 1940’s on the front lawn of the White House and many Americans followed suit. You can save money, know you are getting fresh organic food, and build community. Why not get together with friends and neighbors and choose to grow different produce. Then when you are harvesting share the bounty. You can also share it with local food banks and homeless shelters. They have so many people to feed.
I had a little garden this summer with cubanela peppers, herbs and arugula. The arugula was very easy to grow and produced through the first frost. I had flowers in the garden too but next year it will be all kitchen goodies.
So, if you want to eat organic and save money, grow your own. Plant a garden in your yard, in pots and planters and anything you can find. Just plant that garden. Need help figuring out your plan check out Plangarden. And while you’re planning that garden this winter let the president know you think it’s such a great idea he should do it too.