Monday, February 2, 2009
"First Lawn? First Lunch!" is the motto on the home page of the EatTheView.org website of the White House organic garden campaign. "Eat the View!" is a campaign urging the Obama's to replant a large organic Victory Garden on the First Lawn with the produce going to the White House kitchen and to local food pantries.
This campaign was envisioned by Maine-based Kitchen Gardens International, a network of thousands of gardeners inspired to teach more people to grow their own food. The founder of this organization, Roger Doiron, posted the idea of “Eat the View!” on the OnDayOne.org contest where citizens are helping set a positive global agenda for president-elect Obama. It is a sign of an amazing positive change, that this proposal has won the Grand Prize of the popular vote on OnDayOne.org
The season is in its limbo days - the light is returning, yet the life juices of the land are far from awakening. Our spirits are, however, entering the state of the delicious dreaming of spring land-based activities - so consider including some Lawn-to-Lunch theme in your by-the-fireplace cozy dreams. As we say in permaculture, start small and let your success propel you forward; but dream big - and have Slow Food start its non-speedy advance from your outdoors into your indoors!