Friend of Dispatch (and On Day One contest winner) Roger Doiron wrote an op-ed in yesterday’s Chicago Tribune about, you guessed it, a White House Victory Garden!

In Jerzy Kosinski’s novel and award-winning screenplay, “Being There,” the U.S. president turns to a plain-spoken gardener named Chance for wisdom at a time of economic crisis. The insight Chance offers is as simple as it is reassuring: Growth has its seasons and, as long as the roots of growth are not severed, all will be well.

President Barack Obama would be wise to add a gardener or farmer to his team of advisers. I already know what advice I’d offer if called to serve: Launch a new victory garden campaign starting with one on the White House lawn.

Read the whole thing. And sign the petition!

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