Thursday, March 19, 2009

victory garden


Alice Waters' dream has come true! This Friday Michelle Obama is planting a vegetable garden on the White House lawn, similar to Eleanor Roosevelt's Victory Garden during WWII. Kids from a local school will help plant the 55 kinds of vegetables, berries and herbs and all the Obamas (President included) will be pulling weeds.
They are even going to have bees!
more info at The Washington Post.
image (not the White House lawn) here.


Friday update: here's Michelle and the kids digging it in!
more photos of the garden, the kids and Michelle's fabulous sweater here.

6 comments:

Courtney said...

Somehow, I hadn't yet heard this news-- how very fantastic!

Indie.Tea said...

I wonder what type of vegetables will be planted...

abigail said...

I read there will be no beets, the president hates them.

simplesong said...

I love everything about this. Read it too in the Post too. Looking forward to seeing the progress of it.

Joanna Goddard said...

that is awesome! michelle obama is such an inspiration.

wide open spaces said...

I had just posted on Alice's Edible Garden this morning completely unaware of the plans to occur at the white house. I just updated the post with your quote & image. Thanks for being more up on current affairs then I!