Giving peas a chance

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Michelle Obama has begun creating an organic vegetable patch in the White House gardens. The First Lady and a group of local school children have begun digging up an 1,100 square foot patch of lawn to make way for their very own garden. Campaigners from the WHO Farm Project  have been calling for a veggie garden at the White House since 1993 in a bid to show that everyone can grow a garden and enjoy free food.  

“We want to use it as a point of education, to talk about health and how delicious it is to eat fresh food, and how you can take that food and make it part of a healthy diet. You know, the tomato that’s from your garden tastes very different from one that isn’t. And peas – what is it like to eat peas in season? So we want the White House to be a place of education and awareness. And hopefully kids will be interested because there are kids living here.” – Michelle Obama, interviewed in the Oprah magazine.

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One Response to “Giving peas a chance”

  1. thelittleguru Says:

    This is truly amazing – I am so grateful!

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