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PBS – Bill Moyers sits down with Michael Pollan – 5 acre White House garden – Urban gardens in New York

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Interview with gardener at Hands and Heart Garden in New York as seen in the Bill Moyers interview with Michael Pollan. Link to video interview here.

From the transcript from the video:

BILL MOYERS: Are you suggesting that the president should rip up the South Lawn?
MICHAEL POLLAN: Not all of it. Not all of it.
BILL MOYERS: All right, say five acres.
MICHAEL POLLAN: Five acres. They’ve got 17 acres to play with. I don’t know exactly how much. But I’m saying five acres. Put in a garden, organic garden. Hire a good farmer to grow food there. I think that that would send a powerful message. You know, this has happened before. Eleanor Roosevelt put a victory garden in, in the White House in 1942.

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December 4, 2008   Comments Off on PBS – Bill Moyers sits down with Michael Pollan – 5 acre White House garden – Urban gardens in New York