Some praise her dress sense, others her warmth, and others celebrate her as a powerful role model; but perhaps the most astute move of America\’s first lady was to plough up the White House lawn for a vegetable garden. Now she has her first harvest, with 225lb of food grown so far, and over 50 varieties of vegetables.
Somehow, ploughing up some of the most expensive land in the world (seriously, what do you think it would cost to buy part of the White House lawn?) and using some of the most expensive labour in the world (seriously, how much would it cost to hire the First Lady for an hour or two? No, not for that, but to open a charity, raise money for something perhaps: or if you cannot hire her, at least, how much would her time be worth?) to raise $500 worth of vegetables just doesn\’t sound like a solution to the problems of the world.