P.S.-Pooh Says...

"What day is it? - 'It's today' - squeaked Piglet. 'My favourite day' - said Pooh."- A.A. Milne

29 March 2009

Mrs. Obama's Garden

And he gave it for his opinion, that whoever could make two ears of corn, or
two blades of grass, to grow upon a spot of ground where only one grew
before, would deserve better of mankind, and do more essential service
to his country, than the whole race of politicians put together.
- Jonathan Swift, Gulliver's Travels

When you see images of the White House Lawns they are always perfectly manicured, graceful and stately. Jacqueline Kennedy and Lady Bird Johnson created gardens that lend a backdrop of peace and beauty to a residence that has the weight of the planet on its doorstep each day...but peas and beets, carrots,spinach and tomatoes??-Change has come to the White House gardens!

A kitchen garden in the backyard-the South Lawn to be exact- of the White House is now settling in and soon will be sprouting- providing veggies that the White House chefs will pick and prepare for the First Family and their guests. The first veggie garden at the White House since Eleanor Roosevelt planted one during WWII, Mrs. Obama's garden is also a teaching garden, is there a better classroom than a garden? Come Visit Down the Garden Path