Organic Garden Planted At The White House

By Betsy Thorpe

“This is a big day. We’ve been talking it since the day we moved in.”
First Lady, Michelle Obama
March 20, 2009


First Lady Michelle Obama and students from Washington’s Bancroft Elementary School break ground for the White House Kitchen Garden.
March 20, 2009

On March 20, the First Lady and two dozen students from Washington’s Bancroft Elementary School broke ground for the White House Kitchen Garden on the South Lawn of the White House. The students will continue to be involved in the garden as it develops and grows. The garden’s harvest of healthy vegetables will be cooked in the White House Kitchen and donated to Miriam’s Kitchen, which serves the homeless in Washington, DC.

The First Lady’s organic garden is the first garden planted on the White House grounds since Eleanor Roosevelt’s Victory Gardens of the 1940’s and will contain year round vegetables and berries. Plans for the garden plot also include two bee hives.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s