Sunday, May 24, 2009

Calls for prime ministerial vegies

An article from the Australian yesterday caught my eye

Until we make Kev a garden variety PM, he won't be a patch on the Obamas - Michelle Rowe, May 23, 2009.

IF it's good enough for the Obamas, it's good enough for our Kev.

Australian food doyenne Stephanie Alexander has challenged Australia's "first family" to set up a vegie garden at the Lodge following Michelle Obama's much-publicised move to introduce paddock-to-plate eating at the White House.

Hot on the heels of winning the Vogue Entertaining + Travel Outstanding Contribution to Australian Food award for her most recent initiative, the Kitchen Garden Foundation, the restaurateur and author tells Food Detective that a vegetable garden at one of the PM's official residences would be a potent symbol of the importance of eating fresh, seasonal food.

Full article - click here.

I absolutely agree, I think everyone with some dirt should be growing something. It soothes the soul. Just imagine how this could help world peace if leaders could go outside and do some pruning when things weren't going so well. Always worked for my Dad.

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