In today’s Huffington Post, I look at the role that famed restaurateur Alice Waters has played in the Obama’s new vegetable garden.It’s a move that’s been hailed by many as a victory for Waters, and, as I point out in the piece, a claim that others have questioned.
I linked to the best of the naysayers in HuffPo, so here I’m linking to a selection of those who either say or imply that the vegetable garden is a Water’s victory.
- “Alice Waters, the nation’s leading advocate for sustainable agriculture, has been pushing for the Obamas to take the lead on food policy and plant a garden, most recently on CBS’ “60 Minutes.” ABC News, 3/20/09
- “Somewhere, Alice Waters is high-fiving Michael Pollan.” The Food Section, 3/19/09
- “Such a White House garden has been a dream of noted California chef Alice Waters, considered a leader in the movement to encourage consumption of locally grown, organic food.” AP 3/19/2009
- Today is the day that Alice Waters and other Slow Food supporters have been waiting for: the Obamas will begin planting a garden on the White House lawn, the first such victory garden to be created since the one Eleanor Roosevelt planted during World War II. Yumsugar, 3/20/09
- “Nothing could be more exciting,” said Alice Waters, chef of Chez Panisse in Berkeley, Calif., who has been lobbying for a garden on the White House lawn since the first Clinton administration. The Washington Post 3/20/09