Friday, March 27, 2009
Dear First Lady of Georgia Mary Perdue
In Michael's Pollan's now-famous New York Times Magazine article titled Farmer-in-Chief, he calls for a return to "sun-food agriculture" that relies on the way nature intended food to grow.
Well, if there is one thing we have in the great Southeastern state of Georgia, it is an abundance of sun. We also have a heritage of agricultural strength. As we watch our nation's families, schoolchildren and communities embrace the benefits of growing their own "solar food," we stand together as citizens of the ninth largest state (in population) in the United States and ask you, as our First Lady of Georgia, to hear the calling of this moment in history.
First Lady Mary Perdue, please follow the leadership of our nation's first lady and plant an organic vegetable garden at the governor's mansion. Invite schoolchildren to dig in. Teach our younger generation about healthy food and about harnessing the power of our abundant sun to create something good for our bodies, our communities and our country. Reap the rewards of a harvest whose time has come, and leave the legacy of a positive step forward for the agricultural leadership of our region.
The Following Citizens of Georgia
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