• Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

First lady Michelle Obama and 26 elementary students used the Spring Equinox day of March 21, 2009 to plant spinach, blueberries, and other vegetables and berries on the South Lawn of the White House.

During other presidencies (John Adams, Woodrow Wilson, FDR) there have been edible gardens on the lawn of the White House.

Americans are learning to “eat their lawns,” saving money and the carbon dioxide emissions required to transport food thousands of miles. They are also sharing food in local friendship exchanges and in Farmers Markets.

A theme of Jesus in the first century was for fair access to food by everyone, as symbolized by communitarian potlucks of bread and fish (the feeding of the 4,000 and the 5,000, plus women and children).

Today sustainability requires a fair distribution of food for all species, as I discuss in my new book, Green Kingdom Come! Jesus and a Sustainable Earth Community.

Category: Spirituality
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