Monday, March 30, 2009

Planning A Vegetable Garden at the White House!

According to The New York Times Michelle Obama is planning an organic vegetable garden at the White house.

"While the organic garden will provide food for the first family’s meals and formal dinners, its most important role, Mrs. Obama said, will be to educate children about healthful, locally grown fruit and vegetables at a time when obesity and diabetes have become a national concern."

Picture by:
Stephen Crowley/The New York Times

Sam Kass, an assistant White House chef, left, and Dale Haney, the White House gardener, at the site of the new vegetable garden on the South Lawn.

For all of you who are curious, "the plots will be in raised beds fertilized with White House compost, crab meal from the Chesapeake Bay, lime and green sand. Ladybugs and praying mantises will help control harmful bugs."

We have bags of green sand ($12), lime ($4), and lady bugs and praying mantises ($8) in stock for your vegetable garden!

We are also proud to announce that we are carrying seeds from the Hudson Valley Seed Library.

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