It seems Michael Pollan was not alone in calling for the next US president to lead the way on self sufficient food production by growing his own food on the White House lawn. There is a whole movement at Eat the View focused on the fact that today American food travels an average of 1500 miles from farm to fork. The process of planting, fertilizing, processing, packaging, and transporting uses a great deal of energy and contributes to the cause of global warming.
It seems as well as Eleanor Roosevelt’s famous victory garden during WW2, Woodrow Wilson also used to farm sheep on the White House lawn in 1918:
So maybe it’s time to start a call for the same thing to happen here? Let’s find out which Parties in NZ will commit to growing their own food on Parliament Lawn.