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George Ball, chairman of W. Atlee Burpee & Co., one of the largest seed companies in the U.S., recently called for replacing the current national flower, the rose, with a new one, the sunflower.
Victory gardens are in, thanks to first lady Michelle Obama.
Victory Gardens, those relics that Eleanor Roosevelt helped popularize during World War II, are chic again. Thank the Obama White House and a pair of whimsical 20-somethings who practice something they call "nudge politics."
Apr/05/2009  -  Seed and Plant Sales Spike - ( Fox Business )
Seed and Plant Sales Spike. Burpee CEO George Ball on people cultivating their own food.

As American families try to stretch their food budgets during the recession, some are turning to the backyard, rather than the grocery store, as the place to look for produce.

Michelle Obama just became the hero of parent-gardeners across America by spading up a corner of the White House South Lawn and planting lettuce, chard, and kale. She's not alone; seed companies across the nation say they're swamped with orders from first-time gardeners eager to grow their own
With the recession in full swing, many Americans are returning to their roots — literally — cultivating vegetables in their backyards to squeeze every penny out of their food budget.
Feb/27/2009  -  Grow Your Own - ( ABC News )
Victory gardens are sprouting up everywhere.

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