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Urban farming makes a comeback PDF Print E-mail
Written by sonia stephens   
Monday, April 13 2009

While the Sierra Club emphasizes landscaping with native plants, growing a vegetable garden is a far better usage of the landscape than a grass lawn.  Our First Lady, Michelle Obama, has planted a veggie garden on the grounds of the White House, taking out quite a bit of lawn- a high five to her!  She recently told a group of students that are helping her out on this project that the produce that they are growing is going to feed White House staff and guests.  It would be great to go native but if they are going to plant non-natives on the grounds of the White House, a food garden is a terrific way to go, as long it is organic.  And our native butterflies love dill weed!

 

See a news story about this subject here .

 
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