Our collaboration with Grist continues today with a discussion of the top user-rated idea on On Day One: 'Eat the View,' by Roger Doiron . This idea was so popular, it even found its way into the the New York Times. Here is what he suggests:
Announce plans for a food garden on the White House lawn, making one of the White House's eight gardeners responsible for it, with part of produce going to the White House kitchen and the rest to a local food pantry. The White House is "America's House" and should set an example. The new President would not be breaking with tradition, but returning to it (the White House has had vegetable gardens before) and showing how we can meet global challenges such as climate change and food security.Kate Sheppard, David Roberts, and Timothy B. Hurst respond below the fold.