Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

CA: Another first lady plants a garden (Maria Shriver on the Capitol Park grounds in Sacramento)
SFGate.com ^ | 3/24/09 | Wyatt Buchanan

Posted on 03/24/2009 8:09:41 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

It seems everyone is getting into gardens.

First Lady Michelle Obama held a groundbreaking Friday for a White House Kitchen Garden and today California First Lady Maria Shriver announced that a similar garden would be planted on the Capitol Park grounds in Sacramento.

Shriver's office is still working out details, but the 800-square-foot "demonstration garden" will be on the east side of the Capitol building and will be planted in May. It will replace an existing flower bed.

"We're going to see how that will work. If it's successful we'll talk about expanding it," said Francisco Castillo, Shriver's spokesman. He said it would not be like the "huge" garden planted at San Francisco's Civic Center last year.

Berkeley chef Alice Waters, the grand dame of edible gardens, will help with the project.

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: US: California
KEYWORDS: california; flotusmichelle; garden; mariashriver; schwarzenegger; shriver
I wonder if they will use volunteers or undocumented workers.
1 posted on 03/24/2009 8:09:42 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge

She could be the scare crow


2 posted on 03/24/2009 8:10:41 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge

Did she dress like Michele whilst tilling the soil?


3 posted on 03/24/2009 8:10:58 PM PDT by George Smiley (They're not drinking the Kool-Aid any more. They're eating it straight out of the packet.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge

If Shriver and Obama have begun growing their own food, the rest of us better get busy. I think they know something we don’t know.


4 posted on 03/24/2009 8:12:40 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Mom always said, "Never just anyone whose name can't be spelled backwards." Like Soros.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge

All the bums and panhandlers that infest Sacramento will stand around it and ask for someone to pick veggies for them.


5 posted on 03/24/2009 8:12:53 PM PDT by stboz
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge

sounds like more work for Mexicans....


6 posted on 03/24/2009 8:13:24 PM PDT by goodnesswins (Conservative and fighting for freedom and liberty....whether you like it or not.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: al baby
She could be the scare crow

Gee, why would you say that?


7 posted on 03/24/2009 8:15:35 PM PDT by Lizavetta (Politicians: When they're not lying, they're stealing.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge
"This new garden will bring awareness to children, students and visitors about the important role of food, where it comes from, ..."

What would Maria know about food? EAT, Maria!


8 posted on 03/24/2009 8:17:19 PM PDT by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge
I have 6 tomatoes plants growing like weeds here in San Diego, we will have 3 variates ready to eat in a month.
9 posted on 03/24/2009 8:20:52 PM PDT by Jolla
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge

First off, she isn’t planting it herself except for photo ops and she’s going to have other tending it until she’s bored with it.

And yes, we should all grow gardens if we want to and hang those idiots telling us we can and they can’t. More diversion and distraction.


10 posted on 03/24/2009 8:23:10 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: freekitty

Meant to say we can’t and they can’t.


11 posted on 03/24/2009 8:24:21 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge

can’t wait to see Michele out in the garden with her ho.


12 posted on 03/24/2009 8:24:31 PM PDT by mrmargaritaville
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge

Plant it next to that homeless tent city in Sacremento where it will do some good. This is some subtle message of hoping to start a trend without actually telling people to panic.


13 posted on 03/24/2009 8:35:44 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge

Gardening must be testing positve before focus groups.


14 posted on 03/24/2009 8:37:07 PM PDT by preacher (A government which robs from Peter to pay Paul will always have the support of Paul.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge

Neither the garden in Sacramento nor the garden in Washington will have any shortage of fertilizer.


15 posted on 03/24/2009 8:45:56 PM PDT by You Dirty Rats (Defend America -- Oppose Obama!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Lizavetta

16 posted on 03/24/2009 8:51:01 PM PDT by Mojave (Don't blame me. I voted for McClintock.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: FlingWingFlyer

My thought exactly.


17 posted on 03/24/2009 8:54:52 PM PDT by tiki (True Christians will not deliberately slander or misrepresent others or their beliefs)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: stboz

More than likely that will be using it as their personal porta potty!


18 posted on 03/24/2009 9:14:13 PM PDT by notaliberal (Obama: The Abortion President)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: notaliberal

that=they.....Geeezzzz


19 posted on 03/24/2009 9:15:46 PM PDT by notaliberal (Obama: The Abortion President)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge

Will part of Maria’s job be keeping the bums from relieving themselves on the veggies?


20 posted on 03/24/2009 9:16:36 PM PDT by Fred (Proud Member of the Obama Enemies List)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge
Shriver's office is still working out details, but the 800-square-foot "demonstration garden" will be on the east side of the Capitol building and will be planted in May.

May is pretty late to start a garden in CA.

21 posted on 03/24/2009 9:48:54 PM PDT by heleny
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Vince Ferrer

Put the homeless to work in the garden instead of paying state employees $75,000 a year to do it. Let the homeless earn some self respect if they have any sense of what that means.


22 posted on 03/24/2009 9:55:09 PM PDT by Kirkwood
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: heleny

“May is pretty late to start a garden in CA.”

Especially with this global warming.


23 posted on 03/24/2009 9:57:00 PM PDT by Kirkwood
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge

I guess this is the new trend. Like none of us have ever planted a garden and they are going to show us how it’s done.


24 posted on 03/24/2009 10:08:15 PM PDT by azishot (I just joined the NRA.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge
I got your Flippen Garden !! Image and video hosting by TinyPic
25 posted on 03/25/2009 2:20:06 AM PDT by MtnMan101 (THE PROBLEM WITH SOCIALISUM IS THAT YOU EVENTUALLY RUN OUT OF OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson