Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Vote at Change.org For Victory Gardens 2.0

Just a quick post to let you all know that LA Farm Girl became an official endorser of Victory Gardens 2.0 on the Change.org site, which is Obama's site for hearing what we all want to be changed and one of the ideas that is leading in votes is a Victory Garden at the White House. Check it out here and vote for it!!!!!http://www.change.org/ideas/view/green_the_white_house

As they say on the site, "Thousands of Americans and people from the around the world are asking the Obamas to lead by example on climate change, health policy, economic self-reliance, food security, and energy independence by replanting an organic food garden at the White House with the produce going to the First Kitchen and to local food pantries."

The "original" Victory Garden movement made a huge impact. The stats they give are amazing: "Victory Gardens (behind homes, schools, in vacant urban lots, etc.) produced 40% of the nation’s produce at their peak, helped conserve food and natural resources at a time of crisis, resulted in the highest consumption rates of fruits and vegetables our nation has seen, and helped keep millions of Americans physically fit and active. "

And, despite objections from the USDA, Eleanor Roosevelt planted a Victory Garden on the White House lawn!


Vanessa said...

awesome! thanks for supporting this, i put my vote in and am trying to get the word out, it would be quite a site to see :)

LA Farm Girl said...

Hi Vanessa!

Thanks for stopping by! I agree, it's awesome that this had made it to the final round of voting and it would be something to see it happen! If we keep spreading the word, maybe it will!