First Lady Invites Children from Across the Country to White House Kitchen Garden Planting
On Monday, March 26 at 2:15 PM, First Lady Michelle Obama welcomed school children from across the country to join her for the fourth annual White House Kitchen Garden spring planting. In 2009, Mrs. Obama planted the White House Kitchen Garden – the first vegetable garden at the White House since Eleanor Roosevelt’s Victory Garden – as a way to start a conversation about the health of our nation’s children. From the beginning, Mrs. Obama has included local school children in the planting and harvesting of the garden and this year has also invited children from across the country who wrote to her about their own gardening experiences.
A third grade class from Sumner Elementary School wrote to Mrs. Obama about planting their own garden and asked Mrs. Obama for advice on what kinds of fruits and vegetables to include. They wrote “Thank you for encouraging America to eat better and live healthier. We hope that people continue to eat healthier. Because of your actions, our school is planning on starting a garden.”
News and Record visits Sumner Elementary's garden http://webmedia.news-record.com/legacy/indepth/12/03/sumner_garden_032312/
Students from Greensboro invited to the White House http://myfox8.com/2012/03/22/students-from-greensboro-invited-to-white-house/
First Lady Invites Children from Across the Country to White House Kitchen Garden Planting http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/03/22/first-lady-invites-children-across-country-white-house-kitchen-garden-pl
Sumner Students Invited to the White House - March 2012 (all tv reports) http://mms.tveyes.com/NetReport.aspx?ReportHash=15421c82b5507f322496997eac1556cc
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