ITALY NEWS

Ambassador goes green in Rome

(issue no. 141/2011 / April 21, 2011)

When the first lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, began growing vegetables at the White House, she started a gardening trend that would later spread across the world. Recently, the U.S. ambassador to Italy, David Thorne, and his wife Rose joined the green revolution by cultivating their own vegetables at their home in Rome's posh Parioli neighbourhood. To set up the garden, the Thorne's asked for help from students at Rome's Istituto Tecnico Agrario Statale Giuseppe Garibaldi, who submitted the winning design of the ‘perfect garden' in a contest. Students also helped plant the first shrubs in the 18x18 metre garden at the Thorne's home, Villa Taverna.

 

 

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