Month: March 2009

READ: Obamas Plant Organic Kitchen Garden at White House

WASHINGTON (CNN) – Want to know where the presidential produce comes from? Take a walk past the White House. The answer may be planted right in front of you. First lady Michelle Obama helped break ground on a new White House organic “kitchen garden” Friday. It will be the first working garden at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. since Eleanor Roosevelt planted a so-called “victory garden” at the height of World War II. This time, however, the enemy is obesity. The first family is hoping to send a clear message to a fast food-driven nation that often seems to be losing the battle of the bulge. “We’re just hoping that a lot of families look at us and say this is something that they can do and talk to their own kids about and think a little bit critically about the food choices that they make,” said Marian Robinson, the president’s mother-in-law. Video Watch Michelle Obama tell students about the garden » The first lady told a group of Washington schoolchildren on hand for the occasion that …

Green School and ABC Australia

By Australia Network Jakarta, correspondent Gavin Fang The past few months have seen the global economic crisis push the issue of climate change into the background. But for one school in Indonesia, protecting the environment is the very reason it is open. It’s called Green School, and is an experiment of sorts in training the next generation to be stewards of the planet. Read more and see the video…. http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/03/11/2512867.htm