Just got home from the gardenblogger event in Chicago and find that I need to say a bit more about the previous post.
– I think it would be great if all governors had veg gardens, but the mission of Green the Grounds is to draw attention to all those other gardening issues, like lawn care that doesn't drain resources or kill our bays and lakes. Like making landscapes more wildlife-friendly.
– The Republican governors I was referring to are Ehrlich in Maryland, Taft in Ohio, and Sanford in South Carolina. In the case of MD and OH, they're gone and the current Democratic governors have kept the changes intact.
– A bit more about Ohio: Because neither of the Stricklands are gardeners and Hope Taft had created such wonderful gardens, Frances Strickland appointed Taft to head the on-going direction of the gardens and in that role, she continues to crusade for the cause, especially for native plants. Taft recently convinced the gang there in Columbus to become a supporting organization of Green the Grounds.
– It was a paper in NC that called for Gov. Perdue to grow food, not this blogger.
– While I'm at it, you saw Maryland's First Lady in the last post. Now check out our governor, rock musician Martin O'Malley. Y'all, I'll go out on a limb and just declare him America's Hottest Governor. Til you prove me wrong.