This week, First Lady, Michelle Obama, and a group of local school children broke ground on the first White House Lawn Food Garden since Eleanor Roosevelt’s Victory Garden during WWII. This organic garden will feed the Obama family, be used for White House events.
The children from Bancroft Elementary School will continue their involvement with this garden by helping plant and later with harvesting. Ms. Obama frequently discusses food issues and speaks in terms of fresh and nutritious. Her particular focus on enticing children to eat and enjoy fruits and vegetables because their variety and fresh flavor is so delicious sends an important message to everyone.
On the sidelines there has been a steady campaign from gardeners, chefs, websites like kitchengardener.com and food and garden writers. We all appreciate this wonderful example.