White House kitchen garden
Like many others in this country, I have not been fortunate enough to visit the famous White House Kitchen Garden but umpteen times I have seen various images of these multiple vegetable gardens, emailed, both, by my environment-caring, organic food and nature loving friends from the US, and also by bodies such as Authority Nutrition, among others. These unique gardens have inspired all and sundry across the globe but at least not our parasite and products of the consumer-culture ruling elite, bureaucrats and technocrats who live in palatial official residences.
Last month, I had an opportunity to visit two of my friends working as Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner in two different Provinces. I could find a lot of space designated in both the official accommodations to develop gardens, especially, Kitchen gardens/orchards but could not find even a single vegetable or sapling grown there.It is only a vi- sionary leader President Barrack Obama and charismatic women like Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton, among others, who understand, appreciate and execute the plans for developing serene natural beauties and bounties. It is only the members of the human and democratic societies of the world who can understand the meaning and message of these noble words of Thomas Jefferson.
“No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden”, not our ruling elite and octopus bureaucrats who only and only understand how to mint money and loot and plunder the state resources where people die of hunger, malnutrition, contaminated water, adulterated food and non-availability of medicines in the governmental run hospitals, but what they need is the big lamousines, Land cruisers, Corolla GLIs, and not smaller cars like of Cultus or Mehrans. —Islamabad