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  1. #1
    modom (palindrome guy) Guest

    Default White House vegetable garden

    It's an idea:
    http://vimeo.com/1812382?pg=embed&sec=1812382

    According to the video at the height of the victory garden movement in
    the US, 40% of the produce consumed in the country was grown at home.

    And, on a related note, the history of gastronomy:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkloP...delgrosso.com/
    --

    modom

  2. #2
    KevinS Guest

    Default Re: White House vegetable garden

    On Dec 30, 7:38�pm, "modom (palindrome guy)" <use...@michaelodom.net>
    wrote:

    > It's an idea:http://vimeo.com/1812382?pg=embed&sec=1812382 [White House vegetable garden]


    I didn't watch the vids for lack of time.

    Didn't somebody like Alice Waters suggest that Obama
    should put an organic produce garden in the WH? I
    thought I read that somewhere.


  3. #3
    George Shirley Guest

    Default Re: White House vegetable garden

    modom (palindrome guy) wrote:
    > It's an idea:
    > http://vimeo.com/1812382?pg=embed&sec=1812382
    >
    > According to the video at the height of the victory garden movement in
    > the US, 40% of the produce consumed in the country was grown at home.
    >
    > And, on a related note, the history of gastronomy:
    > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkloP...delgrosso.com/
    > --
    >
    > modom

    Some of us, that were kids during WWII, still have our home gardens. DW
    and I have been married 48 years the 26th of this month and we've always
    had a garden. Even when we lived in the desert in Saudi Arabia.

    We live on a 75X150 city lot in a small city, the house occupies about
    3000 square feet of the lot and the rest is garden. Main veggie garden,
    herb garden, fruit trees, blackberries, blueberries, flowers, etc. More
    of the same but all flowers in the front yard. Keeps us sane after
    working with the public for many years. Freezer full of good stuff we
    grew plus a small pantry loaded with stuff we canned ourselves. Only way
    to get exactly what you want to eat. If everyone of us grew as much as
    we could we could knock the socks off the food conglomerates and help to
    feed our neighbors too.

    Even better, start a neighborhood garden.

  4. #4
    Jean B. Guest

    Default Re: White House vegetable garden

    modom (palindrome guy) wrote:
    > It's an idea:
    > http://vimeo.com/1812382?pg=embed&sec=1812382
    >
    > According to the video at the height of the victory garden movement in
    > the US, 40% of the produce consumed in the country was grown at home.
    >
    > And, on a related note, the history of gastronomy:
    > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkloP...delgrosso.com/
    > --
    >
    > modom


    There are loads of booklets from this era--on gardening and on
    coping with the produce in various ways.

    --
    Jean B.

  5. #5
    modom (palindrome guy) Guest

    Default Re: White House vegetable garden

    On Wed, 31 Dec 2008 08:31:41 -0600, George Shirley
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >modom (palindrome guy) wrote:
    >> It's an idea:
    >> http://vimeo.com/1812382?pg=embed&sec=1812382
    >>
    >> According to the video at the height of the victory garden movement in
    >> the US, 40% of the produce consumed in the country was grown at home.
    >>
    >> And, on a related note, the history of gastronomy:
    >> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkloP...delgrosso.com/
    >> --
    >>
    >> modom

    >Some of us, that were kids during WWII, still have our home gardens. DW
    >and I have been married 48 years the 26th of this month and we've always
    >had a garden. Even when we lived in the desert in Saudi Arabia.
    >
    >We live on a 75X150 city lot in a small city, the house occupies about
    >3000 square feet of the lot and the rest is garden. Main veggie garden,
    >herb garden, fruit trees, blackberries, blueberries, flowers, etc. More
    >of the same but all flowers in the front yard. Keeps us sane after
    >working with the public for many years. Freezer full of good stuff we
    >grew plus a small pantry loaded with stuff we canned ourselves. Only way
    >to get exactly what you want to eat. If everyone of us grew as much as
    >we could we could knock the socks off the food conglomerates and help to
    >feed our neighbors too.
    >
    >Even better, start a neighborhood garden.


    You sir are a man after my own heart. I have a none-to-functional
    garden, which I will put my back into come spring. This year, I'll
    get it done right. Or bust. Or something...

    Meanwhile I've begun working with a group of like minded citizens here
    in Cow Hill to establish a community garden. A local church has
    donated the land and some people associated with the county government
    have already prepped it for a spring planting.
    --

    modom

  6. #6
    George Shirley Guest

    Default Re: White House vegetable garden

    modom (palindrome guy) wrote:
    > On Wed, 31 Dec 2008 08:31:41 -0600, George Shirley
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> modom (palindrome guy) wrote:
    >>> It's an idea:
    >>> http://vimeo.com/1812382?pg=embed&sec=1812382
    >>>
    >>> According to the video at the height of the victory garden movement in
    >>> the US, 40% of the produce consumed in the country was grown at home.
    >>>
    >>> And, on a related note, the history of gastronomy:
    >>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkloP...delgrosso.com/
    >>> --
    >>>
    >>> modom

    >> Some of us, that were kids during WWII, still have our home gardens. DW
    >> and I have been married 48 years the 26th of this month and we've always
    >> had a garden. Even when we lived in the desert in Saudi Arabia.
    >>
    >> We live on a 75X150 city lot in a small city, the house occupies about
    >> 3000 square feet of the lot and the rest is garden. Main veggie garden,
    >> herb garden, fruit trees, blackberries, blueberries, flowers, etc. More
    >> of the same but all flowers in the front yard. Keeps us sane after
    >> working with the public for many years. Freezer full of good stuff we
    >> grew plus a small pantry loaded with stuff we canned ourselves. Only way
    >> to get exactly what you want to eat. If everyone of us grew as much as
    >> we could we could knock the socks off the food conglomerates and help to
    >> feed our neighbors too.
    >>
    >> Even better, start a neighborhood garden.

    >
    > You sir are a man after my own heart. I have a none-to-functional
    > garden, which I will put my back into come spring. This year, I'll
    > get it done right. Or bust. Or something...
    >
    > Meanwhile I've begun working with a group of like minded citizens here
    > in Cow Hill to establish a community garden. A local church has
    > donated the land and some people associated with the county government
    > have already prepped it for a spring planting.
    > --
    >
    > modom

    Good for you. Growing your own food is one way of being sure that what
    goes into your body won't hurt it. Be sure to put in a large compost
    heap and turn it frequently.

    We are the only folks in our neighborhood who do gardening of any kind.
    The rest of them only have landscaping plants that don't get tended
    until the lawn maintenance crew comes by every two weeks. This year
    we're growing cabbage in the front flower beds. Neighbor across the
    street wondered why our flowering kale wasn't flowering until I told her
    it was food, not flowers. She was astounded to say the least.

  7. #7
    Jean B. Guest

    Default Re: White House vegetable garden

    George Shirley wrote:
    > modom (palindrome guy) wrote:
    >> On Wed, 31 Dec 2008 08:31:41 -0600, George Shirley
    >> <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>> modom (palindrome guy) wrote:
    >>>> It's an idea:
    >>>> http://vimeo.com/1812382?pg=embed&sec=1812382
    >>>>
    >>>> According to the video at the height of the victory garden movement in
    >>>> the US, 40% of the produce consumed in the country was grown at home.
    >>>>
    >>>> And, on a related note, the history of gastronomy:
    >>>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkloP...delgrosso.com/
    >>>>
    >>>> --
    >>>>
    >>>> modom
    >>> Some of us, that were kids during WWII, still have our home gardens.
    >>> DW and I have been married 48 years the 26th of this month and we've
    >>> always had a garden. Even when we lived in the desert in Saudi Arabia.
    >>>
    >>> We live on a 75X150 city lot in a small city, the house occupies
    >>> about 3000 square feet of the lot and the rest is garden. Main veggie
    >>> garden, herb garden, fruit trees, blackberries, blueberries, flowers,
    >>> etc. More of the same but all flowers in the front yard. Keeps us
    >>> sane after working with the public for many years. Freezer full of
    >>> good stuff we grew plus a small pantry loaded with stuff we canned
    >>> ourselves. Only way to get exactly what you want to eat. If everyone
    >>> of us grew as much as we could we could knock the socks off the food
    >>> conglomerates and help to feed our neighbors too.
    >>>
    >>> Even better, start a neighborhood garden.

    >>
    >> You sir are a man after my own heart. I have a none-to-functional
    >> garden, which I will put my back into come spring. This year, I'll
    >> get it done right. Or bust. Or something...
    >>
    >> Meanwhile I've begun working with a group of like minded citizens here
    >> in Cow Hill to establish a community garden. A local church has
    >> donated the land and some people associated with the county government
    >> have already prepped it for a spring planting.
    >> --
    >>
    >> modom

    > Good for you. Growing your own food is one way of being sure that what
    > goes into your body won't hurt it. Be sure to put in a large compost
    > heap and turn it frequently.
    >
    > We are the only folks in our neighborhood who do gardening of any kind.
    > The rest of them only have landscaping plants that don't get tended
    > until the lawn maintenance crew comes by every two weeks. This year
    > we're growing cabbage in the front flower beds. Neighbor across the
    > street wondered why our flowering kale wasn't flowering until I told her
    > it was food, not flowers. She was astounded to say the least.


    Heh. I gather that is a growing (!) trend though. I have cared
    little about whether I put edible things in nontraditional places
    and am pleased when I see folks growing veggies etc. in spots that
    normally house ornamental plants.

    --
    Jean B.

  8. #8
    Lynn from Fargo Guest

    Default Re: White House vegetable garden

    On Dec 30, 10:12*pm, KevinS <sheeh...@aol.com> wrote:
    > On Dec 30, 7:38 pm, "modom (palindrome guy)" <use...@michaelodom.net>
    > wrote:
    >
    > > It's an idea:http://vimeo.com/1812382?pg=embed&sec=1812382[White House vegetable garden]

    >
    > I didn't watch the vids for lack of time.
    >
    > Didn't somebody like Alice Waters suggest that Obama
    > should put an organic produce garden in the WH? I
    > thought I read that somewhere.


    There is already a vegetable garden - it's on the White House roof.
    It's been there for quite a while. And Laura Bush asked that the folks
    who ought produce for the White House kitchens would use organic
    whenever possible. Pretty amazing, wonder if Duhbya knew??!!
    Lynn in Fargo
    Gonna buy 1/4 share in an organic CSA next summer!

  9. #9
    KevinS Guest

    Default Re: White House vegetable garden

    On Dec 31, 5:07�pm, Lynn from Fargo <lynng...@i29.net> wrote:

    > There is already a vegetable garden �- it's on the White
    > House roof.


    I didn't know that. I found what I was thinking of, though.
    It was in the December 10 San Francisco Chronicle and
    SFGate.


    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/articl....DTL&type=food

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