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Gardening is trendy !

Monday, May 4th, 2009

More people try to grow own food in the USA.

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A dismal economy and a new consciousness about food safety have led to a 19 percent rise this year in household gardens, according to the National Gardening Association. Even first lady Michelle Obama has helped plant a White House vegetable garden.

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Obamas will Plant a Vegetable Garden at The White House

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

 Michelle Obama will  plant a vegetable garden, the first at the White House since Eleanor Roosevelt’s victory garden in World War II. It will be an organic garden : no pesticides will be used in this garden.

While the organic garden will provide food for the first family’s meals and formal dinners, its most important role, Mrs. Obama said, will be to educate children about healthful, locally grown fruit and vegetables at a time when obesity and diabetes have become a national concern.

“My hope,” the first lady said in an interview in her East Wing office, “is that through children, they will begin to educate their families and that will, in turn, begin to educate our communities.

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