Another noteworthy effort is The White House Organic Farm Project (a.k.a. The Who Farm). According to the organization's petition, the farm could serve as an outdoor classroom for children and Americans with disabilities, provide food for the President, his family, and White House guests, and serve as an example of organic practices such as using heirloom seeds and topsoil nourished by compost. Upon the recommendation of the author Michael Pollan, five acres of the South Lawn could be allocated.
The Who Farm organizers have expressed their support for the Eat the View idea by encouraging their site visitors to vote for the idea when it was under consideration in a contest at the Ideas for Change in America collection of causes. Eat the View also won the On Day 1 contest, in which ideas to improve the world on many fronts had been proposed and judged.
It will be interesting to find out if these petitions will make a difference when and if they reach Obama's desk. If our wait list for a plot at the MSG is any indication, I would guess that many more Americans would support these efforts.