Margaret taking a break from picking olives in November 2007 Margaret Lloyd is a graduate student in International Agricultural Development and Plant Pathology. She is the mastermind behind the PES Building's Salad Bowl Garden where you can get fresh vegetables and dressing for a healthy local lunch. She has years of experience in urban gardening and international agricultural work.

In 2009, she was one of 100 people nominated for the potential position of White House Farmer and won third place! The website was started by an Illinois farming family, and they began the search for the position of White House Farmer as [a] follow up on Michael Pollan’s call for a White House Farmer. Pollan suggested the farmer be charged with transforming “five prime south-facing acres of the White House lawn and plant[ing] in their place an organic fruit and vegetable garden” whose produce will be used by the White House Chef, and given to area food banks.

Her placement will allow her to travel to Washington DC, and if the formation of the positions are accepted by the White House, to work with President Obama and the White House Chef team. UC Davis is among the finest agricultural institutions in the States and it is only proper that a student of ours gets to farm the White House lawn.

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I voted for margaret! you should toooooo Daubert

2009-02-02 14:38:19   Congratulations on your White House Farmer nomination! I don't know if the D.C. climate would support some California heirloom tomatoes, but I hope you get the chance to find out. —MattJurach