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Seeds to the Vatican from the White House

Via WaPost: “These I think are carrots,” Obama told the pope as he pulled out a blue velvet pouch from the seed chest.

The White House said the gift was inspired by Francis’ decision to open to the public the gardens of Castel Gandolfo, the pope’s summer residence in the hills south of Rome. The 55 hectares (135 acres) of gardens actually cover more ground than Vatican City and include gardens of herbs, roses, fountains and fish ponds.

"Sowing the seeds of peace," a fine goal, and we hope, too, that some of these seeds will find their way into a Papal veggie garden.

(Photo via BBC.)

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