Our Successful White House Kitchen Garden Campaign
In February 2008, KGI started and led a high-profile public awareness and advocacy campaign called "Eat the View" to replant a kitchen garden at the White House. The thinking was that if such a high-impact garden could be planted in such a high-profile location it could inspire millions of people to plant new gardens of their own.
The campaign became KGI's main activity for 2008 and the start of of 2009 attracting over 110,000 signatures on a White House garden petition and massive national and international press coverage. If the campaign proved successful, it was because of the thousands of people and gardeners who supported it, shared it with friends, and made their voices heard.
Below are some of the things we did in the course of our campaign to build support for the idea of a new "First Garden" in the months leading up to President Obama's election and inauguration. We hope you enjoy them and will feel inspired to plant and eat a view near you.
KGI is a nonprofit community of over 30,000 people who are growing some of our own food and helping others to do the same.
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