#1 FAQ for Obamas Is About the Garden

Suzanne Byrne by Suzanne Byrne | April 10th, 2009 | 5 Comments
topic: Celebrity Planet, Green Living

michelle_garden“The President and I went on this long trip,” said Michelle Obama in People. “We were in many, many countries. And the number one question I got as the First Lady from world leaders — they were all excited about this garden.”

She was referring, of course, to the new organic White House Kitchen Garden.

“Every single person, from Prince Charles on down,” Mrs. Obama added, “… they were excited about the fact that we were planting a garden, because in many countries they really believe in the importance of planting and growing your own food. So they were fascinated and grateful to all of you for helping make this possible.”

Only organic fertilizers and insect repellents will be used, and lady bugs and praying mantises will be introduced to naturally control other insect populations. A honey bee hive has been set up nearby for pollination purposes.

But I think the best thing about the White House Garden is the Obamas’ effort to use it to teach young kids about where food comes from and the importance of eating fruits and veggies that are free of pesticides and toxins. First Lady Obama even invited local school children over to help her plant carrots, broccoli, onions, kale and collards, among other fruits and veggies — then talked about her plan to feed the homegrown produce to her family, staffers and even foreign dignitaries.

What do you think about the Obamas’ garden project?

Comments

  1. I think the garden is the best idea of the many ideas the F irst family has had in the short time they have been at the white house. All the best to Mrs. Obama and her garden and i hope that it is the step needed to teach us all to eat better and with more mindfullness.

    michael calder | April 15th, 2009 | Comment Permalink
  2. The Obamas’ garden project shows that people are taking care for all living beings and there is also a light of the prosperous future of the American nation.

    Emma Jackson | April 16th, 2009 | Comment Permalink
  3. Gardening is better than war, gardening promotes healthy food and lifestyle. I do approve.

    Simon | December 10th, 2009 | Comment Permalink
  4. Really!! everybody should do gardening.. its very important

    jeny09 | December 30th, 2009 | Comment Permalink
  5. Simon said: “Gardening is better than war, gardening promotes healthy food and lifestyle. I do approve.”

    Simon, you are so right. Gardening is also better than earthquakes, but like war they have nothing to do with each other. What are you, simple minded?

    johnny | January 9th, 2010 | Comment Permalink

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