So the fight was fought and the White House has done the right thing. For those of us who want to nitpick, there’s probably plenty of picking to be knitted. But let’s face it, this has been a long time coming and it’s a victory for gardeners. (And notably a victory that it’s not called a victory garden.)
I make no apologies for my Obama siding. Optimism and reason win. And so I believe that they saw the good sense in establishing this garden upon being presented with the idea that came from so many excellent sources. I also think it’s not a small thing for them to have established the educational/recreational idea to involve children. They seem to have chosen a decent chef. They seem to have chosen a good spot. They seem to have chosen a good organic philosophy to grow it.
And while it may never feed the heads of state at the largest dinners, it should exist as a family garden that supports an extended family who lives in the most important building within the United States. How many new gardens happen now? Probably lots. How many amateur gardeners feel affirmed, proud, inspired, righteous and hopeful?
I know of at least one and it’s me.
Now. Seriously Michelle. Plant some corn, potatoes, beans and carrots for goodness sake.