Not in the official sense. Sam
Kass, the guy in charge, says they use
only natural, not synthetic, fertilizers and pesticides, but they have no plans to apply the strict organic standards to the garden. Here's how he recently explained it to the AP.
come out and say (organic) is the one and only way, which is how this
would be interpreted, doesn't make any sense.
is not about getting into all that. This is about kids. They've never
seen what broccoli looks like or where peas come from. What's
really powerful about this garden is it shows kids where food comes
from. It's captured attention around the world.
The Baltimore Sun's Susan Reimer asks "Why isn't it organic?" and I think this commenter is onto something.
think because then the emphasis would be on "organic" and not "garden"
and organic gardeners would harass the WH over their organic methods
and we'd all lose sight of the fact that this is about the vegetables.