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This week Joe interviews Roger Doiron, recent Grand Prize winner of the OnDayOne.org’s contest. Citizens were encouraged to submit their ideas to set a positive global agenda for President Obama. Roger’s idea, entitled Eat the View was to grow a large organic Victory Garden on the White House Lawn. He’s also the Founder of Kitchen Gardener’s International, a nonprofit network of 10,000 gardeners from 100 countries who are inspiring and teaching more people to grow some of their own food.
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Well, if you’re into gardening, organics, politics or simply scan the papers or web, chances are you’ve been hearing a lot lately about a campaign to put an organic Victory Garden back on the White House Lawn. That idea, entitled “Eat the View” was the brainchild of Roger Doiron. Just recently, that idea won the grand prize in a worldwide contest. We’ll speak with Roger about that and learn more about another campaign he founded, Kitchen Gardeners International.
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Intro to Roger Doiron
Roger Doiron is one busy guy, especially lately. In his day job, he’s a free lance writer and public speaker, specializing in gardening and sustainable food systems. He’s widely published and his work has been featured in The NY Times, the Washington Post and the International Herald Tribune. He’s also the founder and Director of Kitchen Gardeners International and a year ago, his idea to put an organic food garden back on the White House Lawn, not only garnered him international attention, but the grand prize for his “Eat the View” idea from the OnDayOne.org contest that will soon be presented to the Obama administration.
Roger Doiron Interview (not transcribed)
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