White House Kitchen Garden

You may already be aware that the Obamas have planted the first kitchen garden at the White House since Eleanor Roosevelt’s in 1943.

Kitchen Gardeners International led the petition campaign Eat the View, proposing that the Obamas plant a garden for the White House and include a few rows to help feed the hungry.

Roger Doiron, founder of Kitchen Gardeners International, and his wife tallied up the savings their kitchen garden provided their household in 2008. At the end of the growing season in Maine where the Doirons live, they had saved $2,150 in groceries for their family of five.

The Slow Food USA blog has a more in-depth article about the White House Kitchen Garden, which you can read by clicking here.

Check out this link to the White House blog about breaking ground on the garden, and consider growing your own kitchen garden – perhaps using some of the Renewing America’s Food Traditions (RAFT) Grow-out foods.

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