Friday, March 20, 2009

Edible Garden at the White House. . . and this house.

And maybe your house, too? There is a permaculture movement afoot. Even the President of the United States is doing it, with a good garden at the White House. Bret and I watched 60 Minutes the other night when Alice Waters, the First Lady of Slow Food said she had been pressuring presidents for decades to plant a garden for fresh food at the White House. And now Lady Obama is doing just that, and involving local elementary school students. Hzzah!

Our garden is starting up this weekend with lettuces and peas, and we are creating beds for tomotoes, herbs, and berries. There will be additional beds for more vegetables as the time gets right.


Elizabeth said...

Hey Kate! I don't seem to have your email address saved so I am sending you this message as a comment. =) I'm not sure if you have already seen this, but 2 red-tailed hawks have set up a nest at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. It is on a window ledge and they have set up a camera and are streaming online. Obviously you cannot see anything at night =), but it's cool to check in on the birds! Here's the link:

KateRCST said...

Got it Elizabeth! My email is