The Obamas are putting in a garden at the White House to eat local, organic produce following the Roosevelts who had a victory garden, the Clintons with a rooftop garden, and the Bushes who sourced food locally.
I want to be one of those people who grow their own food and plan dinner on what fresh food looks good thay day. I am not. I do shop at farmer’s markets and have tried growing herbs in window sills.
Here’s what really happens: I either neglect my plants and they die or the cat eats them and they die. I find great food at the farmer’s market and then don’t have other ingredients to make something with and either run to the store or it live in the fridge until it rots.
I keep on trying though because I do care about what I eat and how affects the environment. Maybe if I had a staff or elementary school to help garden…