This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, chickens, and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

obama foodarama

Here's a nice new blog -

"The Obama's harvested 12 pounds of snap peas and 73 pounds of lettuces and a single lone cucumber this week.

"The First Lady gave a remarkable, policy-dense speech--considering she was primarily addressing fifth graders--and discussed food deserts, food security and food justice; getting more fresh and nutritious foods into the USDA’s Child Nutrition programs; the critical issue of reducing diet-related disease; supporting local and smaller food producers; encouraging urban and community gardening."

3 cheers for community gardening! Go Michelle!


Blogger TSannie said...

What a wonderful site! Thank you for the address.

June 20, 2009 10:02 PM

Blogger Chef Phil and Malinda said...

It is amazing the buzz that has been created about the "White House" food since Obama took office. Hopfully people will not forget once he leaves!

The Obama's have set a wonderful example and have set the stage. It is now up to every American to carry the message forward that you can produce some of your own food and how rewarding and beneficial to our planet it can be!!

Next challenge for the White House COMPOSTING and VERMICOMPOSTING!!!

June 21, 2009 6:57 AM

Blogger sandia said...

Wow! That's a lot of peas and lettuce.

June 21, 2009 8:04 PM

Blogger kathy said...

Geee. I'm not thinking about the Obama's leaving! They just got there. The garden has just gotten going. Yes - the example is great.

Composting is my big step this year. I've always composted my garden and yard waste, but this year, my kitchen scraps are going in too.

June 23, 2009 9:04 PM


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