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Let's Move! Gives Two Green Thumbs Up for Gardening!

Posted by AJ Pearlman, Associate Director for Policy, Let’s Move! in Initiatives
Jan 31, 2014
First Lady Michelle Obama and White House Chefs join children from Bancroft and Tubman Elementary Schools to harvest vegetables during the third annual White House Kitchen Garden fall harvest on the South Lawn, Oct. 5, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)
First Lady Michelle Obama and White House Chefs join children from Bancroft and Tubman Elementary Schools to harvest vegetables during the third annual White House Kitchen Garden fall harvest on the South Lawn, Oct. 5, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

It may still be cold outside, but it doesn’t mean you can’t start thinking about your spring garden. Whether you’re planning a school garden or have the perfect plot of land in your backyard, Let’s Move! has all the tools you need to get started! Gardening not only stocks your kitchen with all-natural fruits and veggies rich with nutrients, it can be a great way to give your kids a hands-on lesson in healthy eating.

Need some inspiration? Spend the day with your family at a Let’s Move! garden near you for ideas on how to model your own garden at home or at school. Additionally, be sure to check out the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s People’s Garden site for resources on how to start a garden that your entire community can use.

So follow First Lady Michelle Obama’s lead from her work in the White House Kitchen Garden and begin planning your dream garden now!

Category/Topic: Initiatives

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danielray Pickrel
Jan 31, 2014

Are there any video of Michelle talking of Victory Gardens?

Royal Rife
Jun 11, 2014

Thanks for promoting the use of glyphosates. I just killed my entire vegetable garden and everything else that I mulched with wood chips contaminated with some herbicidal poison. Beyond above ground, what does that stuff do to the multitudes of living organisms in the soil? I will never plant anything that can tolerate those poisons and avoid feeding GMO food to my family. How depressing!