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  1. #1 Kiss The Rose Garden goodbye 
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    Yet another stupid petition for DUmmies to sign:

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    *PLEASE* sign the petition for a White House farmer and on-site organic farm

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    To President and Mrs. Obama:

    We, the people, respectfully request that an organic farm be planted on the grounds of The White House, at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC.

    The White House Organic Farm (aka TheWhoFarm) will be a model for healthy, economical and sustainable living everywhere. It will serve as an educational tool and economic aid, and as a means to provide food security in the Nation’s Capitol. It will reconnect the Office of the Presidency to the self-sufficient agricultural roots of America's Founding Fathers.

    The White House Organic Farm Recipe

    Article I: The Farmers
    Public school children and Americans with disabilities will work The White House Organic Farm, to set an example for the world of hands-on learning and will foster an independent, do-it-yourself work ethic.

    Article II: The Eaters
    The White House Organic Farm's harvest will provide fresh food for the President, the President's family, and the President's distinguished guests. Just as importantly, it will also supply healthy food to public school lunch programs and food pantries in Washington, DC.

    Article III: The Delivery
    Food from The White House Organic Farm will be delivered to local public schools and food pantries by volunteers on foot and by bicycle, at a net-zero cost to U.S. taxpayers.

    Article IV: The Seeds
    The White House organic farmers will plant a diverse mix of heirloom seeds passed down from Thomas Jefferson's farm at Monticello and seeds donated by American farmers and gardeners, to celebrate both the rich agricultural traditions of the Office of the President and the passions of everyday Americans for working her fertile and bountiful land.

    Article V: The Soil
    The White House Organic Farm will use healthy topsoil, nourished by compost supplements from yard and food waste from all three branches of the federal government; from The White House, from The United States Capitol, and from The United States Supreme Court.



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    Who Will Be the First White House Farmer?
    The United States has a White House chef . . . and now is the time for a White House Farmer.
    http://www.whitehousefarmer.com /
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    Farmer in Chief
    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/12/magazine/12policy-t.h...
    http://www.democraticunderground.com...ss=389x4902117
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    if he does this - I will join the revolution. This kind of STUPID crap needs to stop.
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    smoogatz (1000+ posts) Sat Jan-24-09 11:55 AM Response to Original message

    10. Oh, for Christ's sake.Like the guy doesn't have enough to deal with. Why not ask him to bring you an Easy Bake Oven for Christmas?
    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Zing! :D
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    Oy. Just a few problems I can think of:
    1. Getting it through all the proper channels will be a waste of time.
    2. How do we know if the soil of the White House grounds is capable of growing crops?
    3. BIG health/ safety risk. If the general public knows about this farm, and that at least some of the food being grown by it will be used to feed the President and his family, they run the risk of the fruits/ vegetables possibly being poisoned by would- be asassins, which in turn could possibly also threaten the health/ safety of everyone else who eats from that farm.
    4. It is a noble idea to have it worked by school kids and the disabled to help teach them a sense of work ethic, but shouldn't the workers also include some people who are actually experienced at farming and know what they're doing?
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    Well, any garden in Washington is very close to a seemingling infinite supply of fertilizer.....
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    Public school children and Americans with disabilities will work The White House Organic Farm, to set an example for the world of hands-on learning and will foster an independent, do-it-yourself work ethic
    Patronising little shit, isnt he?
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    Organic is great, and I buy it whenever available.

    The OP's idea is sweet, and quaint, but it just is not feasible. The cost to bring the volunteer workers in.. background checks etc.. WOULD cost the taxpayers money.

    Besides, does the whitehouse property even have acres and acres of farmland to spare? Enough to feed the public school systems?

    I actually like the idea of heirloom seeds being passed down. I would be surprised if this isnt already being done. Surely some tulip bulbs from generations ago are still being used.
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    It could be planted anywhere, the Rose Garden hardly needs to be plowed under. If it were done, it would send a symbolic message, as Wilson did by having sheep crop the White House lawn during WWI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enslaved1 View Post
    Well, any garden in Washington is very close to a seemingling infinite supply of fertilizer.....

    But not enough land to grow anywhere NEAR what they planned on using it for.

    These guys are absolutely lacking in grey matter.
    I long for the days when our President actually liked our country.
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    Quote Originally Posted by linda22003 View Post
    It could be planted anywhere, the Rose Garden hardly needs to be plowed under. If it were done, it would send a symbolic message, as Wilson did by having sheep crop the White House lawn during WWI.

    Those aren't sheep. They're the new congressional crop of Democrats. :D
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