From the site:
Who Will Be the First White House Farmer?
The United States has a White House chef . . . and now is the time for a White House Farmer.
Everyone, from your family and friends to our First Family and their guests, needs to know who grew their food and how it was grown.
There are hundreds of knowledgeable, passionate farmers out there who could fill this post, and we encourage you to nominate your favorite one. Simply click on the Nomination Form and tell us who you are nominating and why.
raison d’être: This site is a forum to follow up on Michael Pollan’s call for a White House Farmer. The farmer will be charged with transforming “five prime south-facing acres of the White House lawn and plant[ing] in their place an organic fruit and vegetable garden” whose produce will be used by the White House Chef, and given to area food banks.
Please consider going to the site and voting for Claire Shader, a community gardener from Madison, Wisconsin. When I voted Monday afternoon, she was #2 and way ahead of #3.
Imagine a garden on the White House grounds -- what an inspiration!
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Meanwhile, I am knitting preemie hats for Jeanne.