Average Joe Buckeye Blitz cont. Gave a talk at a “Farm Festival” on Sunday at Dan and Nancy Kramer’s organic farm in Yorkshire, Ohio. I said one of the first things I’d do at the White House was tear out some of the front lawn and “put in an organic garden.” I said studies show farm chemicals (pesticides, herbicides, and the like) are creating chemical cocktails in people that are causing cancer, and other disease. I recently told Farm News Today that our agriculture platform would call for a dramatic shift back to the small family farm and things being grown naturally. In Mr. Kramer’s talk, he said national grocery chains are opening the door to mega farms and cruel treatment of animals (chickens, cattle…) on mass confinement farms. Mr. Kramer is an evangalist for the humane treatment of animals and the organic, small farm. And he has developed quite a model at his place… From Yorkshire I headed to Sidney, Ohio where I passed out literature downtown in front of the Spot Restaurant “The spot to be,” the sign says. (Not having an advance team, I took the restaurant’s word.) And it was. Afterward inside, I was greeted with a picture of President Bush waving in front of the restaurant, having gotten out of his tour bus for a moment. Close to the picture was a sign that said: George W. Bush Burger: $2.95. I asked the manager if I could hang a flyer on the bulletin board, and she said yes. But when I asked if they’d name, like, a toasted cheese sandwhich after me, well… Undaunted, I then headed to Tipp City, Ohio where I talked with Everett Hall, 64. He drives about town in a “road ready” golf cart, complete with a canvass shell and mini heater. He said he spends, at most, about $5 a month extra on electric. Later, I talked with Rick Sapolek in Huber Heights, Ohio. Sapolek’s company reconditions old golf carts and sells them for street use. He said the market would be better if towns added charging stations to, say, parking meters and created more room on the streets, and trails, for these. Our administration would push for more of this type of slower transportation (and slower speed limits)to make the roads safer for children and to cut down on pollution from burning fossil fuels.