The recent buzz about a garden for the White House lawn has centered mostly around vegetables, and First Lady Michelle Obama appears to be supportive of the idea.
According to The Christian Science Monitor, Mrs. Obama said the following to a staff of the U.S. Department of Agriculture: “I’m a big believer in community gardens, both because of their beauty and for their access to providing fresh fruits and vegetables to so many communities across the nation and the world.”
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack broke ground on the first People’s Garden in front of USDA headquarters in Washington, D.C. earlier this month. The People’s Garden will eliminate 1,250 square feet of pavement and expand an existing garden that was historically devoted to ornamental plants.
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