I’m sure there will be more, but here’s what we know so far.
1. The White House “farmer” turns out to be a hot young chef with a history of local activism (Sam Kass, right).
2. The garden is family-size, not the 5-acre farm suggested by Michael Pollan and others.
3. It costs about $200 to install, a fact that’s being emphasized with the media.
4. They’re not calling it a Victory Garden. Who needs a war to grow food?
No wonder they’re doing so many things right – Mrs. O started soliciting ideas for the garden soon after the election. At least that’s when her staff contacted this blogger. Really!