Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Supporting Obama's Organic Garden

After signing many petitions encouraging the Obama's to use the White House lawn to grow an organic "victory garden", I couldn't have been more excited to see Michelle leading the charge to get the garden started.

Not everyone is happy about the garden's organic status, of course. The Mid America CropLife Association (MACA) (which represents chemical companies that produce pesticides) sent out an email to their supporters that said: "While a garden is a great idea, the thought of it being organic made [us] shudder." MACA went on to publish a letter it had sent to the First Lady asking her to consider using chemicals, "crop protection products", in her garden.

There are many opinions out there on how to grow food and what is best for the future of our country's agricultural system. But, I am very happy about the choice for the White House's garden to "go organic". So, to show my support, I signed a petition put together by CREDO Action. You can sign a petition to support Michelle Obama's organic garden here:

The world may be a crazy place, but I am thrilled about the White House garden and the first family's new pup! The pictures below makes me smile.

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