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This Lawn is Your Lawn: Let's Grow a Food Garden on the White House Lawn

By Tabitha Alterman

Tags: Eater in Chief, Eat the View, White House food garden,

A few months ago, we told you about the exciting campaign to get the next President — our Eater-in-Chief — to grow an organic food garden on the White House lawn. Well, the campaign is still going strong (with coverage in more than 500 newspapers and support from the likes of Michael Pollan), and its founder Roger Doiron, has come up with plenty of new ways you can participate. The First Lawn is your lawn, after all.

1. Sign the petition.

2. Vote for this idea at, which is sort of a suggestion box for great ideas and projects the next President could implement.

3. Bid on the concept in an Ebay charity auction. (All money raised will go to support the campaign and the great work Doiron is doing over at nonprofit Kitchen Gardeners International.)

4. Watch this video to learn more about the “Eat The View” campaign: