Wednesday, March 25, 2009

More Good Sustainable Food News!

This morning I got another great piece of news in my email box. Michelle Obama is not the only First Lady planting an edible garden!

Maria Shriver, California’s First Lady announced that they will be breaking ground on an edible garden in May,

As stated in the press release, “It will promote community and educational outreach and encourage all Californians, especially children, to include fresh, healthy foods at mealtime and plant their own seeds for the future.”

They are going to do this by working in conjunction with the California School Garden Network (LA Farm Girl belongs to this too), Alice Waters and California Food and Agriculture Secretary A.G. Kawamura.

This is great because California still produces over one-half of the nation's fresh fruit and vegetables and the garden will create awareness "about the important role of food, where it comes from, nutritional value, how it is grown and harvested and ultimately how it reaches the tables of those who need it most."

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