Two Farming Stories

November 25, 2008 at 10:45 am

Two interesting stories popped up in my feed reader yesterday that I feel compelled to share with you:

Plant an organic garden on the White House Lawn
Two former Peace Corps volunteers have teamed up to start The White House Organic Farm Project, a PR and petition-based movement to get the incoming President to start an organic farm on the lawn of the White House. As someone who loves vegetables and hates grass, I can easily get behind this one. The power of the symbolism of a farm on the White House lawn would be terrific. I urge you to sign the petition and spread the word. [via Boing Boing]

War Vegetable Gardening book from WWI
Google has the full, scanned text of a book called War Vegetable Gardening and the Home Storage of Vegetables published by The National War Garden Commission in 1918. It’s not only interesting from a historical perspective, but there’s actually some basic, useful information about root cellars and food storage. [also via Boing Boing]