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Among The Shutdown Victims: The White House Kitchen Garden

Among The Shutdown Victims: The White House Kitchen Garden

| October 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

The unharvested food in the White House kitchen garden serves as a high-profile reminder of the shutdown’s effects on food producers. And across the country, farmers are wondering when they’ll receive the permits and government support they count on to stay afloat.

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Recipe: B is for Beet

Recipe: B is for Beet

So, the Obamas are planting that organic edible garden on the grounds of the White House after all. It looks like a lovely melting-pot of flavors and cultures, too, with tomatillos and Thai basil, chiles and cilantro, chard and arugula.

But where’s the beet?

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A White House Garden

A White House Garden

| January 20, 2009 | 0 Comments

Today, I will be ushering in the inauguration at the Civic Center with throngs of San Franciscans who want to watch history together, in a collective group.

The sustainable food community has high hopes for an Obama administration. Food security, organic farming, dialing back of subsidies, and support of small farmers are all on the collective wish list for discussion. In October, Michael Pollan wrote an 8000-word letter to the incoming President-Elect outlining the policies that he hoped the new President would take into consideration.

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