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My cousin sent me a short piece about gardens at the white house


I haven’t read the M. Pollen piece that is referenced in it, but I often agree with him at least to some extent. People don’t seem to know/think/care where their food comes from. I find that very worrisome.

Also, 'cause I can see this comming up as a point, an acher of lawn takes 10 times the agro chemichals as the same amount of garden/farmland. Converting the south lawn to garden would probably decrease the cost of lawn care at the White House.

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ladyaelfwynn
Feb. 19th, 2009 02:15 am (UTC)
That's cool! I hope Pres. Obama opts to do that!

One of the reasons I don't do jack to my yard (other than mow it and put in more herbs/flowers, preferably that I can eat) is because how bad all the chemicals are for the environment.

The only fertilizer I use on my veg is compost and manure; nothing else. We really don't need it.

This whole keeping up the the Jones yard drives me crazy!

I often find myself during lawn mowing season how many bunnies it would take to keep my lawn eaten to a suitable height.

I hate living in suburbia. O_o
bodgei
Feb. 19th, 2009 02:23 am (UTC)
yeah I think he should too.

last year we let our gaden just grow out - but normaly we use manure.

Lawn care is a HUGE busness in this country and lawns just say 'I don't have to grow my own food'
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bodgei
Feb. 19th, 2009 12:18 pm (UTC)
I wouldn't either. Or at least looking into it. I can see the White House Staff blocking it though on the grounds of 'well we just don't do that anymore' and I don't know how many decisions the Presidant gets to make abotu the White House (I thought about it more last night)
trystan830
Feb. 19th, 2009 05:00 am (UTC)
that sounds like a pretty cool idea....
bodgei
Feb. 19th, 2009 12:20 pm (UTC)
It would be cool - and we arn't talking the whole lawn (althoguh it could be the whole lawn - that would be awesome) but I can't see the White House Staff going for it...
trystan830
Feb. 19th, 2009 02:58 pm (UTC)
hehe.... no, not really....i can't either. *sigh*
bodgei
Feb. 20th, 2009 01:04 am (UTC)
even though it would be cheeper.
trystan830
Feb. 20th, 2009 02:49 am (UTC)
yeah, well...
bodgei
Feb. 20th, 2009 12:35 pm (UTC)
people are just used to lawns...
trystan830
Feb. 20th, 2009 02:39 pm (UTC)
this is true....
edwardsvamplove
Feb. 20th, 2009 02:33 am (UTC)
It is scarey about the food thing! Wow!
bodgei
Feb. 20th, 2009 12:32 pm (UTC)
when you ask kids where meat comes from they say the Market... It's sad.
edwardsvamplove
Feb. 20th, 2009 09:52 pm (UTC)
That is very sad. I tell my son that kind of stuff! weird!
bodgei
Feb. 21st, 2009 03:39 am (UTC)
I don't think many do. At least not around here
edwardsvamplove
Feb. 22nd, 2009 04:23 pm (UTC)
That to me is sad!
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