The image of the President and First Lady of the United States helping to tend the organic vegetable and fruit garden they are establishing on White House grounds may do more to promote the health and environmental benefits of home gardens than any ad campaign or grass-roots effort … even if the Obama’s only visit their ‘First Garden’ occasionally.  The Obama’s get the fact they, through their election, serve as role models.  They have chosen to model a healthy lifestyle and to promote healthy eating with their organic garden … and our First Lady sees how our children will reap the benefits.


The New York Times reports:  While the organic garden will provide food for the first family’s meals and formal dinners, its most important role, Mrs. Obama said, will be to educate children about healthful, locally grown fruit and vegetables at time when obesity has become a national concern. In an interview in her office, Mrs. Obama said, “My hope is that through children, they will begin to educate their families and that will, in turn, begin to educate our communities.”


What a breath of fresh air … all I can say is “Thank you!”



Filed under Edibles, Gardening, White House garden

2 responses to “Vision

  1. I love the idea that the First Family will have their own vegetable garden. Now I’m just waiting for the official line of ‘Michelle Obama Gardening Clothes’ – all sleeveless of course!

  2. joenesgarden

    do I sense a new J. Crew line?

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