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First Lady Gardens...

10 Apr 2009
8°C / 46°F

I find it so cool that First Lady Michelle Obama dug up part of the White House lawn and planted a garden of fruits, vegetables and herbs.

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Apparently, some big agricultural conglomerate is taking offense that she’s going organic for her backyard garden. Apparently, they think backyard gardeners are a market for Monsanto. Metafilter discussion.

Posted on 10 Apr 09 (about 9 years ago)

nax, that’s crazy… I guess you can’t please everyone all the time. You would think that growing your own organic fruits and vegetables is something positive.

Posted on 10 Apr 09 (about 9 years ago)


Folia Helper

United States5b

I dunno if they’re offended by the organicness of it all, or if they’re just threatened by home gardeners in general. They need to constantly point out that gardening is a miserable activity they’re saving us from so that all the obsessive enjoyment of actual gardeners doesn’t rub off on their friends and get them gardening as well.

Posted on 10 Apr 09 (about 9 years ago)

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