Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

White House Veggie Garden - Photo taken July 17, 2009

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU
 
Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 08:58 PM
Original message
White House Veggie Garden - Photo taken July 17, 2009


This is a photo of the White House Veggie Garden that a friend of mine took for me when he was in D.C. July 17, 2009.
It is not a very close up shot but you can tell how much the garden had grown in it.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
Catshrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 09:05 PM
Response to Original message
1. Nice shot...
too bad they had to dig it up because of the lead. Maybe they can make a raised garden and try again. I feel badly for all those kids who really worked hard to get it going.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
tabatha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 09:12 PM
Response to Reply #1
2. I read that they are going to keep on going with it.
The lead ppm is very low.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Catshrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 09:21 PM
Response to Reply #2
3. That's good to hear...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 09:29 PM
Response to Reply #3
4. Looks like they kept it.
From http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/07/02/lead-foun...

"White House officials say there is no need to worry."


At least it was still there July 17th when the photo was taken ;)


Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 09:30 PM
Response to Reply #1
5. Do you have a link that they "dug it up"?
Because I read that it wasn't true..

<snip>

"Not so says the first ladys office.

The White House had the soil tested for safety purposes, and the results showed lead at 93 parts per million higher than typical background levels in urban areas, but low enough not to be considered a health risk.

Penn States College of Agriculture Sciences, for example, says anything under 150 parts per million is either not contaminated or has very low lead contamination. It does not recommend any action for gardening in soils with those lead levels.

The garden recently underwent extensive soil testing that proved it is completely safe, said Katie McCormick Lelyveld, the first ladys press secretary."



<more>
http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/2009/07/02/white-hous...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 09:35 PM
Response to Original message
6. Btw...
Edited on Sat Aug-08-09 09:36 PM by Tx4obama
Apparently the reason the lead was there in the first place was because:

"... a brand of sewage-sludge-based fertilizer that has been known to contain high levels of lead was spread on the White House's South Lawn through the '90s."
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
NJCher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 09:39 PM
Response to Original message
7. garden is doing well
Looks like a nice garden with raised beds and quite a number of tomatoes toward the back. I'll bet that is Swiss chard near the front.

It was nice of you to share the photo with us.


Cher
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Tue Jul 29th 2014, 04:19 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC