Wednesday, March 18, 2009

First Family To Plant White House Veggie Garden

Will the Obama veggie garden planted on the White House grounds look like this hanging garden?

Photo by me'nthedogs' @ flickr

Or will it look like this of a more formal attire?

Photo by Joe Shlabotnik @ flickr

From Denny:

Hey! This IS Cheeky Quote Day at The Social Poets blog! What's better than a real news story?

Went looking over at flickr creative commons for regular veggie garden photos and then the humor bug poked me so I put up these cute photos. Thanks to the great photographers over at flickr's creative commons for making their photos available to online writers like me!

"ABC News' Brian Hartman Reports: President Obama's latest shovel-ready project is close to home -- in fact, right in his own yard. In an effort to promote healthy eating, the first family will be planting a vegetable garden right on the White House grounds.

ABC News' Ann Compton and Sunlen Miller report that the new White House vegetable garden will be dug up and planted on the South grounds of the White House -- near the fountain but out of view of the main house.

Though the 16-acre complex is maintained by the National Park Service, one worker who preferred to remain anonymous assured ABC News that National Park Service staff won't do the sowing and planting. The White House residence staff will handle that.

As first reported online by food writer Eddie Gehman Kohan, who reports on food issues related to the Obamas, First Lady Michelle Obama told Oprah Winfrey's "O" magazine, 'We're … working on a wonderful new garden project.'

In the April issue of the magazine, Mrs. Obama tells Winfrey, 'We want to use it as a point of education, to talk about health and how delicious it is to eat fresh food, and how you can take that food and make it part of a healthy diet.'

A variety of organic food and sustainable agriculture advocates have been pressing the Obamas to plant such a garden."

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