Wednesday, March 31, 2010

First Lady Plants the White House Spring Garden

Video courtesy The Washington Post.

First Lady Michelle Obama has started the spring planting in her White House Garden. Photo AP

Report from The Baltimore Sun

The sun finally came out today - just in time for Michelle Obama to begin planting her second annual vegetable garden. The first lady again invited students to join her as she got her hands dirty with Mother Nature. The White House garden has been so successful that some two dozen book deals have been offered to Michelle Obama and her garden. We'll have more photos later. But for now, here's the AP report:

WASHINGTON — First lady Michelle Obama is welcoming spring to the White House by replanting her popular vegetable garden with the help of local elementary school students.

Mrs. Obama told the students that the garden grew food last year that fed many people and that it started a national conversation about healthy eating. She told the students that no matter where people live or how old they may be, they can still garden. She said it's fun digging around in the dirt.

To illustrate that point, the first lady knelt in the garden and planted two rows of broccoli as well as some rhubarb. Joining Mrs. Obama were Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and White House chefs.

Courtesy: The Baltimore Sun - Garden Variety Blog - Susan Reimer. Click link for full post.