A Brand New Victory Garden!

Eat the View is petitioning the new president to a replant a large organic garden on the First Lawn with fresh fruits and veggies going to the Whitehouse and local food pantries. In the 1940s, to the support the war effort, Eleanor Roosevelt revived the First Garden and encouraged others to do the same, calling them Victory Gardens.

And now, this uplifting video, The Garden of Eatin': A Short History of America's Garden, tells the story of the Whitehouse garden, from its meager beginnings in the 1800s, when John Adams first planted it, to today’s call to bring it back. I say, go for it Mr. President!

Via CalorieLab.

Image credit: roger doiron

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Kirsten - January 26, 2009 9:21 AM

I think that Eat the View is such a fantastic campaign! It would be wonderful to see it modeled at all levels of government as well as schools and hospitals and private industry. Gardening your view can't be more pricey than the bizarre, expensive lawn-care mania.

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