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The White House Kitchen Garden

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Touch the Soil News #507 (Feature photo – President Obama hugs First Lady Michelle at the dedication of the White House Kitchen Garden to future generations (photo courtesy of the White House). Few folks know that in 2009, under the direction of First Lady Michelle Obama, a kitchen garden was launched and carved out of the White House lawn. Recently, Michelle Obama was celebrating what would be her last tour of duty in harvesting the produce from the White House kitchen garden. The kitchen garden has been a focal point for tours to the White House and the hundreds of youngsters that have come to help in the mundane duties…

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First Lady Michelle Obama – Schools Should Teach Children How to Raise, Harvest and Prepare Their Own Food

Official portrait of First Lady Michelle Obama in the Green Room of the White House, Feb. 12, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

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Touch the Soil News #324 Upon arriving at the White House (seven years ago), first lady Michelle Obama took healthy eating into her own hands and established a kitchen garden on the White House Lawn. In addition to sourcing food from the garden, it has become a public learning place for children. The education is about food from seed to plate. First Lady Michelle Obama and chef Sam Kass plant the White House kitchen garden with the help of Bancroft Elementary School fifth graders in 2009 (Photo courtesy of the White House) Today, the White House Kitchen Garden is open for tours to community groups and schools. A maximum group…

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