Greening the White House Victory Garden

I’ve been doing a considerable amount of research ahead of my 2010 national lecture tour, pulling together three new talks on “Greening the Victory Garden”, all about how to get started growing your own fresh food in an environmentally sensitive way. In the process, I came across this short video which I think you’ll enjoy. It amusingly chronicles the history of growing food at the White House, and why you should grow your own too:

Of course, the garden the piece advocates has since been built: the Obama’s now famous Victory Garden on the South lawn:

It’s an interesting plan, heavy on greens, but one that curiously violates a basic tenet of backyard food production: you need a fence to keep out critters.

Do you suppose the Secret Service is on rabbit patrol?


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