There is a new campaign to encourage President Obama to lead by example and plant a vegetable garden on the White House lawn. According to the people behind www.eattheview.com,
"This animated video is part of the "Eat the View" campaign to turn part of the White House's 18 acre lawn back into an edible landscape. The video tells the story of the "America's Garden" from 1800 when President John Adams planted the first "first vegetables" to feed his own family to the present day."
Here's their promotional video. It's well done and short (3 min, 20 sec)