Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Malia and Sasha Obama in the garden

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Who ever would have believed this. For the first time in almost 100 years, vegetables will be grown at the White House.

Michelle Obama drags Malia and Sasha to the garden.

Michelle, Malia and Sasha are preparing a 1,100-square-foot raised-bed organic plot on the South Lawn of the White House. There will be over fifty assorted vegetables and herbs growing, and will not only be used for family meals and snacks, but also official dinners - a table talking point no doubt.

The family are also planning to install a couple of beehives to assist with pollination - and presumably provide honey.

Michelle Obama said in an interview with The New York Times,
“Growing food locally is sustainable, uses no fuel for transportation, and reduces the amount of chemicals released into the environment. It also teaches children about healthy eating and avoiding obesity.”

Malia and Sasha were apparently starting to put on weight through eating too many pizza and sandwiches. The exercise and fresh-air in the garden will certainly assist there - a spot of gardening always helps shed a few pounds.

I spend quite some time in the garden - nothing like a spot of back-to-nature to get the old brain juices going. I've planned one or two stories whilst pulling weeds - maybe I ought to push it as a way out of writer's block - writers, take note - pick up your spade if you want to complete that novel ....

Thinking about it, this could be the start of something big. Let’s hope kids throughout America will follow suit, after all, what’s good for Malia and Sasha is seen to be good for them too. Malia and Sasha appear to be THE trend setters

Time will tell…

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