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The Resilience Hub & Portland Maine Permaculture Message Board › White House Lawn for Sale

White House Lawn for Sale

Merry H.
Portland, ME
Post #: 11
Our friend from Scarborough, Roger Doiron of Kitchen Gardeners International is at it again! At http://www.eattheview...­ he posts:

With one First Family soon moving out of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and a new one moving in, we're taking it upon ourselves to organize a little "lawn sale" on their behalf, but not the type you might think. We're selling 1/2 acre of the White House lawn itself in parcels of 1' x 1' at a fixed price of $10 each. "Buyers" agree to donate their parcels back to the American people for the digging of a new food garden in 2009.

While this sale is purely symbolic, its benefits are very real. Tax-deductible donations to the sale go to help real people and groups from the US and around the world to grow some of their own healthy food. By participating in our lawn sale, you are making a donation, a statement to the Next President about how you want to see the First Lawn (your lawn) used, and a real difference in the lives of people who are trying to become more self-reliant in the way they eat.

Buyers will receive a link to "certificate of ownership" document which they can download, customize in a loved one's name, and print out. It makes a thoughtful, environmentally responsible gift for that thoughtful, environmentally responsible person in your life.

I hope we can support Roger's creative campaign to "green" our First Lawn.

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