2012 photo of White House Kitchen garden by Susan Harris

I’m sure there will be more, but here’s what we know so far.

Children from the Bancroft school help First Lady Michelle Obama plant the White House Vegetable Garden.
Official White House Photo by Samantha Appleton

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!