In the latest issue of O magazine, First Lady Michelle Obama told Oprah that she will embark on a garden-planting project that she hopes will educate the American people about healthy eating and the gratification of being able to eat your own fresh foods. (The partial interview can be found here).
"You know, the tomato that's from your garden tastes very different from one that isn't," said the First Lady. "We want to use it as a point of education, to talk about...how you can take that food and make it part of a healthy diet," Obama said. She also expressed her desire that younger citizens will show interest in the garden, alluding to her daughters Malia and Sasha who live in the White House, which she embraces as "the people's home."
This is a great idea. And you don't even need soil. There are so many plants out there that you can grow with water and nutrients. Disney World has a whole tour about hydroponics and we can use that technology on a small scale in our own homes.