White house vegetable garden – a brief history

 I found this video recently and found it amusing.  I hope with the new leader of America ‘moving’ in soon, things will change and be encouraged to change.
Maybe it might even encourage our Prime Minster! Though I don’t think I could see Rudd turning up to Parliment with dirt under his nails and a basket full of produce to share with his co-workers?

This animated video is part of the “Eat the View” campaign to turn part of the White House’s 18 acre lawn back into an edible landscape. The video tells the story of the “America’s Garden” from 1800 when President John Adams planted the first “first vegetables” to feed his own family to the present day.

It ends by peeking optimistically into the future when the next President, seeing how our world is changing, announces plans to replant America’s garden, inspiring countless citizens to grow some of their own delicious, healthy, and environmentally responsible food.

The video was produced by the nonprofit group Kitchen Gardeners International (http://www.KitchenGardeners.org) which is leading the “Eat the View” campaign. The animation is the creative genius of Eliot Morrison of http://www.yiggs.com.

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