The White House hasn’t had a garden since Eleanor “superwoman” Roosevelt’s Victory Garden in the 1940s. This video is about as soothing as a Martha Stewart Living rerun at 3 a.m. (I was a sleepless teenager, OK), all soft jangly guitars and closeups of the seeds they got from Monticello. Thomas Jefferson: a man who loved the soil.

It’s just there’s one small, fundamental problem—because there’s always a problem, isn’t there? This one is literally fundamental, though: they use “meal” from Chesapeake Bay crabs to add calcium and nitrogen to the soil. Meaning, of course, that not one vegetable grown in that garden is really vegetarian, is it. Adorable. Ha ha life is full of amusing contradictions!

[thanks to Ethicurean for the link]

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