Skip to comments.Michelle Obama sets her garden in stone
Posted on 10/05/2016 4:19:40 PM PDT by PROCON
First lady Michelle Obama is making sure that whoever inhabits the White House next doesnt rip out her iconic vegetable garden at least not without a big fuss.
Obama Wednesday afternoon unveiled a much bigger version of the garden that uses cement, stone and steel to make it a more permanent fixture on the South Lawn. The updates are seen not just as preserving Obamas garden recognized globally as a symbol of local food but also as a way to dissuade, say, a President Donald Trump from scrapping it the way Ronald Reagan tore out Jimmy Carter's solar panels after he moved into the White House.
I think people would be really upset, said Marta McDowell, a landscape historian who recently wrote a book on White House gardens. She called Obamas preservation plan brilliant, adding, If it were taken out, it would truly just be a political statement.
Unlike Obama's sweeping school nutrition reforms, the garden has largely escaped GOP ire, but it has not been without controversy. Just days after she planted the garden in 2009 the precursor to her childhood obesity campaign the pesticide lobby was piqued by media reports calling it organic and wrote the first lady, urging her to use conventional agriculture techniques. The White House did not write back.
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Hopefully on President Trumps's first hundred days list.
Is that the Rachel Corrie signature model bull dozer?
Nice location for a swimming pool or beer garden.
Better first ask The Caterpillar about that there ‘garden’.
Everything this woman does is founded on spite.
I’m thinking a couple of oil derricks.
Make it difficult to tear out? I guess she forgot he’s in construction.
And get that Churchill bust back
What a clod.
That little girl in the picture looks like she’s moving in for the kill. LOL
Cold as ice
I like it
Rachel Corrie aka “Pancake”?
“iconic vegetable garden”
The New Ballroom...how impressive!!!
Nothing eats a garden like a Deere.
I doubt Melania will be using it for photo-ops come harvest time after costing the taxpayers $50 bucks for that handful of arugula
‘Organic’? Dump weevils, aphids, white flies and grubs all over it. Kick back with a cold one.
"Now stop that!"
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