I think I’m a foodie because this made me really happy…
Ilira & I signed a petition that was going around suggesting to the Obama family that they plant a White House “victory” type vegetable garden. I think Michael Pollen was co-author of the petition. How cool would it be for the White House to plant a garden again, like Eleanor Roosevelt? I was hopeful, but didn’t think it would actually happen.
But it did! Wow! How cool are the Obamas? This is from the White House blog:
Bringing fresh food from the farm to the plate for a healthy dinner isn’t easy at the end of a busy day, but the Obama family has a plan. Foodies and environmentalists are thrilled about the Obamas’ plans to break ground today on a new White House vegetable garden in their yard. A garden like this is one of those small gestures that is powerfully symbolic,” Michael Pollan, author of “Omnivores Dilemma” and vocal advocate for agricultural reform, told ABC News.
More at the White House blog