Since Inauguration Day 2009, many changes have come to the White House. Just last week, First Lady Michelle Obama broke ground for the first vegetable garden at the White House since Eleanor Roosevelt's victory garden during World War II.
The 1,100 square foot garden will supply the White House kitchen with organic vegetables and honey from two bee hives. Author Michael Pollan attests that gardening "...teaches important habits of mind - helping people to reconnect with their food, eat more healthily on a budget and recognize that we're less dependent on the industrial food chain, and cheap fossil fuel, than we assume."
Send a note of thanks to First Lady Obama and let her know that we appreciate the good example she is setting for the nation!
Dear First Lady Obama,
I am writing to express my sincere appreciation for the example you are setting for the American people. Through your victory garden, not only will visiting dignitaries taste fresh, healthy products that are made in the U.S.A., but families and young people across the country will see that local sustainability is possible.
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Thank you for inspiring a nation to grow healthy, organic food by planting a White House garden for your family.
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