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Farmers Target the White House

Last month, right before Slow Food Nation, PartySugar helped harvest the newly planted Victory Gardens in downtown San Francisco. Apparently the success of the public garden was so strong that various groups are taking the matter to the White House — both metaphorically and literally.

Several organizations are campaigning for the next president to create a garden on the White House lawn. TheWhoFarmMobile has been on tour throughout the United States spreading the word and encouraging participation.

Eat the View has drafted a White House Food Garden petition online, and is even holding a "lawn sale," where buyers can purchase (symbolic) parcels of White House lawn ($10 each) that will go toward the edible garden project.

Seeing as the future president will have a lot on his plate, I'm not sure whether this proposal will prove successful, but I intend to follow it. I think the president growing an edible garden would set the tone for the rest of the country. What do you think of the venture? Do you see one candidate being more open to the project than another?


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milosmommy milosmommy 8 years
I don't think planting a garden to have fresher home grown veggies that saves money is something to "promote the ideas of global warming", I think it's just a good idea. And why does it figure that it started in SF? You say that like it's such a bad thing??
kh61582 kh61582 8 years
I think both candidates would be willing to approve this project however I don't think it's necessary. I am no more likely to plant a garden now as I would be with one at the White House. I think it would just be some sort of scene to promote the ideas of global warming which I don't believe in. It figures that this started in San Francisco.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i don't know if i can really say whether one candidate would be likely to plant the garden than another but i do think that it would be a great addition if it were to happen. i think that they have enough going on with the roses that they can branch out and have the garden and thnk about the example that they could share with the people showing that they are using locally grown and that we can spend less money on food if we manage to grow some by ourselves.
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