Planting A Food Garden On The Whitehouse Lawn To Fight Back Against Monsanto

June 23, 2008 at 9:59 am 2 comments

Edible lawn

Imagine the message it would send around the world if we planted a food garden on the White House lawn. The folks from Kitchen Gardeners International have come up with a new campaign called “Eat The View“, which is a petition to get our government to do just that.

It would be one way we could fight back against Monsanto.

If you haven’t started planting your own garden yet, I highly suggest you get the book “Teaming With Microbes: A Gardeners Guide To The Soil Food Web”.

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  • 1. Evan  |  June 23, 2008 at 11:03 am

    It’s worth exploring the history of the homefront during WWII. It’s incredible what was achieved materially, in conservation, and in community cooperative effort.

    Considering the current alienation, disaffection, and disconnection of our communities and citizens, collective action seems impossible, but looking at what was achieved in the 40s is very encouraging. I think we need to tap into that mindset of pulling together–victory gardens–collecting rubber etc.

    The crisis at hand is much more dire and requires an even greater effort even then ridding the world of fascism. A victory garden on the White House lawn is a capital idea.

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  • 2. This Lawn is Your Lawn « Lawns to Gardens  |  August 13, 2008 at 3:38 pm

    […] 13, 2008 If you’ll remember when I posted about turning the White House lawn into a food garden, someone else has taken the idea to the extreme. Hip Hip, […]

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