I understand the idea of trying to get young kids to eat healthy food. But I don't really want the White House's main legacy in the mind of an impressionable young kid to be: "Wow, they really grow delicious carrots there!" What about the practicality of such a garden — I can imagine an inner-city kid thinking, "Well, I don't have a backyard, so I guess I can't eat that way!" Here's the Washington Post's Dana Millbank:
The promotion of organic and locally grown food, though an admirable cause, is a risky one for the Obamas, because there's a fine line between promoting healthful eating and sounding like a snob.Most importantly, what about the expense? Why am I shelling out my hard-earned dough so Michelle Obama can pull her garden shoes on and promote her latest self-indulgent, do-gooder project?