USDA no. 2 pick is surprising and exciting
First Vilsack surprised us all with his ripping up concrete and laying down dirt*; with his comments about supporting local food; with his confession about childhood obesity.
Then on Monday—in what may have been a response to 87,000 + people asking for her or someone like her—Obama tapped Kathleen Merrigan to be the Deputy Secretary of Agriculture.
Are sustainable food advocates being punked?!
For more about this exciting news, read Steph Larsen’s comments on Ethicurean.
* n.b. no indication yet this will be an edible garden, but hey, suddenly we’re feeling like anything is possible.
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