Adrian Higgins of the Washington Post, a Rant favorite, did a lovely piece this week about the movement to convince the Obamas to plant a vegetable garden at the White House. Higgins wishes for a White House vegetable garden, too, but not just any old utilitarian garden as a political statement. Higgins imagines a walled English garden that might be a place of beauty and respite for the occupants of the White House for hundreds of years to come.
Bravo to Adrian for recognizing that food politics is not the only reason to make a vegetable garden. Beauty is a huge factor, too.