Just after Barack Obama was elected president, I ran across a group called Kitchen Gardeners International. They had created a campaign called Eat The View that was petitioning the president elect to replace the front lawn of the white house with a kitchen garden.
(Here's a quick little cartoon explaining the history of growing food at the White House. Good lesson for the kiddos too.)
The Garden of Eatin': A Short History of America's Garden from roger doiron on Vimeo.
Of course I signed their petition and put myself on their (e)mailing list.
And just yesterday I received an email from KGI announcing that the Obamas will actually be putting in a garden.
I'm not even sure exactly why it is that this makes me so very happy.
But it does.
* The title was borrowed from another video at the Eat The View site.