Saturday, January 24, 2009

Eat The View!

Here is something everyone can get on board with no matter what your political leanings!

The other night while looking up urban homesteading (a fascinating subject actually!) I came across

What is eat the view all about!

From the Website!

"Eat the View!" is a campaign to urge the Obamas to replant a large organic Victory Garden on the First Lawn with the produce going to the White House kitchen and to local food pantries. "Eat the View" is coordinated by Kitchen Gardeners International, a Maine-based 501c3 nonprofit network of 10,000 gardeners from 100 countries who are inspiring and teaching more people to grow some of their own food.

Ok who can argue with that! Would this not make a great statement to the American people and the world at large about eating locally grown sustainable food? The proposed garden would provide food for the White House as well as local food pantries in DC. You know there are gardeners at the White House, why not put them to use doing something (food) productive!

I recently read that the food for the president and family (not including state dinners and the like) is actually charged to the President and comes out of his yearly salary. This would be a great message in how growing your own can help defray some of your food costs.

There is also a great deal of history in this idea, including Woodrow Wilson's flock of sheep trimming the white house lawn and Eleanor Roosevelt planting a victory garden that inspired millions!

So sign up and urge the Obamas to Eat The View!

1 comment:

Krista said...

Thanks for this! I signed and added a widget to my blog.