Road Trip with a Purpose: TheWhoFarm

TheWhoFarmMobile rolled into our town last week. Traveling in their eye-catching, biodiesel-fueled school bus (complete with an edible garden on the roof), Daniel Bowman Simon and Casey Gustowarow are visiting schools, food pantries, farmers' markets, and festivals across the nation. The two men, who met in the Peace Corps, have poured their life savings into a cross-country journey to build support for an organic farm at the White House.

Naming themselves TheWhoFarm Project, they are collecting signatures on a non-partisan petition directed to the 44th President of the United States:

We, the people, respectfully request that an organic farm be planted on the grounds of The White House, at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC.

The White House Organic Farm (aka TheWhoFarm) will be a model for healthy, economical and sustainable living everywhere. It will serve as an educational tool and economic aid, and as a means to provide food security in the Nation’s Capitol. It will reconnect the Office of the Presidency to the self-sufficient agricultural roots of America's Founding Fathers.

The petition continues with a "recipe" that addresses The Farmers, The Eaters, The Delivery, The Seeds, and The Soil.

For more information, check out their web site:

TheWhoFarm

And keep an eye out for TheWhoFarmMobile as it continues its journey around the country!

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Emily Han (formerly Emily Ho) is a writer, recipe developer and educator on topics such as food preservation, wild food and herbalism. She is author of Wild Drinks and Cocktails (Fall 2015), co-founder of Food Swap Network and creator of Miss Chiffonade