Woo-hoo! Finally, we'll have an organic vegetable garden instead of a patch of White House lawn. Fortunately, Michele Obama, in spite of this being her 'first' vegetable garden, is keenly interested in fresh food and improving the nutritional status of children in the U.S.
Of course, there's been plenty of lobbying from Kitchen Gardening, Slow Food, and other fresh food advocates (eg. Alice Waters and Michael Pollan), as well as lots of petition signers (including myself).
But this is a great thing as a model for all the other lawn-abundant folks in this country who certainly could convert a sunny spot to seasonal vegetables!