“Michelle Obama is setting a superb example for our country’s citizens, particularly for America’s children,” says Burpee chairman and CEO, George Ball.
With the “first sizable vegetable garden since Franklin Roosevelt was in office,” Ball says that the implementation of this garden is extremely timely in helping raise awareness about the benefits of homegrown food. He compares it to the physical fitness intiative President John F. Kennedy led.
“It is the kind of program that should please people across the political spectrum. It is inexpensive to implement, and the return on investment is extraordinary,” says Ball.
He continues, “Gardens inspire the kind of optimism the American public is craving right now. Children growing up during this renaissance in vegetable gardening will learn valuable lessons about nutrition, nature, self-efficiency and respecting the earth by gardening alongside their parents.”
To read more about the Burpee Chairman’s views on the White House vegetable garden and vegetable gardening in general, click here.