A Friendly Permaculture Critique of the Obamas’ Vegetable Garden

by Rob Hopkins

Putting the vegetable garden up against the house, in aesthetically delightful raised beds on the south facing side of the house would make harvesting easier, would look great in the formal photos taken with visiting heads of state (”Vladimir, just a bit to the left so they can get the artichokes in”). It would model to the nation that growing food, edible landscaping, is something to put centrally in our lives rather than tucking away out of sight of the house.

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