White House Garden Update

From Roger Doiron of Slow Food Portland and Kitchen Gardeners International comes this update and opportunity to say thanks. Take a look at the White House Garden video featuring Michelle Obama and White House chef Sam Kass. Roger says:

By the way, I’m going to visit the garden next week along with some of the other FAS fellows and will be bringing the 110,000+ petition signatures and thank yous we collected in the course of our 14-month “Eat the View” campaign.  I’m going to print them on recycled paper and ask that Chef Sam Kass toss them onto the “First Compost Pile” so that we can literally become part of the garden we helped plant.  There’s no guarantee he’ll do it, but I’m hoping the symbolism will be too much for him to refuse.

We’ve kept our White House garden petition open on Facebook causes for people who might have missed it during the campaign but still want to show their thanks:
http://apps.facebook.com/causes/petitions/43

For the non-Facebook crowd, we have another thank you form set up here:
http://www.kitchengardeners.org/2009/08/white_house_here_we_come.html

Best wishes,
Roger