Sludge in the White House Organic Garden!

MOBAMAGARDENFirst Lady Michelle Obama had a great idea. Plant a little organic garden on the White House lawn. And why not! It sets a good example for the rest of the country.

But here’s the problem. Michelle’s garden is corrupted with toxic sludge, dashing her hopes for “organic” homegrown vegetables.

So what exactly is the “goo” infiltrating the White House garden? It’s sewage. Turns out the Clinton presidential gardening team used sewage to fertilizer the grounds.

Here’s the problem, in addition to being gross, sewer refuse is high in toxic metals.

So when the National Park Service tested the dirt in Michelle’s garden they found elevated levels of lead—on average 93 parts per million—still below what the EPA says is harmful to human health, but high enough to keep Michelle’s garden from ever being considered organic.

Via Daily Finance.

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  • Laura  August 11, 2009 at 8:40 am

    Plant something that is indigenous to your geographic location which will bring success easier. If you don’t know what is indigenous or grows well in your geographic location talk to your local nursery.

  • Bed Frames  August 29, 2009 at 12:34 am

    Don’t loose hope Ms. Obama…there’s another place to continue your gardening career..hehe…I’m very proud of you…take care…

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