Wednesday, April 01, 2009

A peek at the Obama White House garden plan

Just after First Lady, Michelle Obama, broke ground for the White House vegetable garden, Plangarden released an online interactive version of the Obama's organic garden layout. The interactive vegetable garden layout was built using the new 2.0 version of Plangarden's garden design software

Plangarden plans to maintain the garden views with up-to-date information as the garden plantings change from season to season.

Plangarden also just released a, "Grow Your Own Vegetables – Value Calculator" tool that estimates the value of produce from your vegetable garden in supermarket, farmer's market, and organic produce dollars. This can help calculate how much can be saved on groceries as more families are being squeezed in this economic downturn. Variables, such as vegetable costs, can be modified by the user to best reflect local costs.

Here’s a plug for Plangarden (, which supplied the image and is hooking onto the growing urban gardening trend. We think that designing some edibles into landscapes has nice possibilities for landscape professionals.

To see a bigger picture of the White House vegetable garden plan, click on the headline. –The Staff

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