Wednesday, August 5, 2009

How Does Your Garden Grow?

From Dry Bones:

The story:
"When First Lady Michelle Obama planted an organic vegetable garden on the White House lawn in March 2009, she hoped to both set an example of healthy eating and to grow tasty edibles for her daughters and husband. But Michelle's organic dream has been dashed by a nasty toxic legacy lurking in the soils of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. It turns out that a previous Presidential gardening team had used sewage sludge for fertilizer." -more

The title of the cartoon:
"Growing Problem" has a double meaning. The second, subtle one, is a recognition that on many fronts, things seem to be going wrong for the current administration ...and at an increasingly rapid rate ...and that this is indeed a growing problem for Obama.
The first thing one is suppose to do when one starts a garden (especially an Organic garden) is to CHECK THE SOIL.

But no one bothered to tell Michelle Obama that little fact of gardening. In fact, had they done that, she might have changed her plans and gone for the Greenhouse option (a good one if you have the room and the extra cash).

Instead Michelle Obama planted her "Organic" garden in contaminated soil and went on her merry way.

Rumor has it that this was her reaction when she found out:

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