Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Maria Shriver Follows the First Lady
Just days after First Lady Michelle Obama broke ground for a vegetable garden on the White House lawn, California's first lady announced that Sacramento is getting a public edible garden too. Maria Shriver announced Monday that a garden will be planted in May in a flower bed on the east end of Capitol Park in Sacramento. "This new garden will bring awareness to children, students and visitors about the important role of food, where it comes from, nutritional value, how it is grown and harvested and ultimately how it reaches the tables of those who need it most," she said in a statement. It hasn't been decided what crops will be planted, but the demonstration garden will be open to students and other visitors, and any crops will probably go to a food bank, said Shriver's spokesman, Francisco Castillo. Shriver has been honorary chairwoman of the school garden network for five years, and during that time the number of gardens has doubled to 6,000, Castillo said. Two Big Yardiac Thumbs up to the First Ladies!