White House vegetable garden
A recent Times piece on President elect Barack Obama's kitchen cabinet mentions Roger Doiron:
watermelon on the White House lawn, as Alex Avery tells NPR:
A farmer in Maine is asking the president-elect to plow under an acre of White House lawn for an organic vegetable garden, via NYT.While Doiron (who owns four-tenths of an acre in Scarborough) is more of a suburban gardener than a farmer per se, not everyone appears to be as excited as Kim Severson about the prospects for watercress
"I think the idea to put an organic farm on the White House lawn is as shallow a stunt as is the intellectual rigor of the organic movement as a whole."