the White House Organic Farm

The White House Organic Farm Project began as a non-partisan, petition-based initiative to respectfully request that our 44th President oversee the planting of an organic farm on the grounds of The White House, our nation’s First Home, at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC.

On March 20, 2009, the petition request was honored. First Lady Michelle Obama broke ground on the White House lawn, with the help of over twenty 5th graders from Bancroft Elementary School. The first harvest occurred only 100 days after the Obama family moved in to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Oak leaf lettuce, red romaine, speckled lettuce, fennel were among the first varieties harvested