White House gardens for good
March 17th, 2011
08:00 AM ET
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Emily Schultze is a CNN Senior White House Producer

First Lady Michelle Obama joined two dozen local elementary schools kids on the South Lawn for the third spring planting of the White House garden. Assistant White House Chef Sam Kass oversaw this year’s seedlings which included spinach, broccoli, turnips and swiss chard.

According to Kass the 1500 square foot garden has produced over 2000 pounds of food in the 3 years. He noted most of the food is used in the White House but a full third of it goes to Miriam’s Kitchen, a local mission that provides food to the homeless.

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  1. Laurel

    I’m happy to see that Michelle Obama’s garden is still going strong. If more people would follow that example; in fact, if the schools would follow that example, we would be providing exercise and outdoor activity and an opportunity for “giving” that children today are sorely missing. I have a large garden every year. I order my vegetable plants from Garden Harvest Supply online each year, only because, to me, it’s much easier than starting seeds. I get my grandchildren involved in the process and even if they don’t always get to help out in the garden, they get to eat the healthy fruits of my labors. Very satisfying!

    March 22, 2011 at 4:15 pm |
  2. Jdizzle McHammerpants


    March 17, 2011 at 7:32 pm |
  3. Jdizzle McHammerpants

    I don't mind Michelle Obama, but she needs to do something with that helmet. Needs a new hairstyle.

    March 17, 2011 at 7:31 pm |
    • Jdizzle McHammerpants

      And them mom jeans are smokin'!

      March 17, 2011 at 7:31 pm |
  4. JeriD

    Great example for my you ones! Thank you Michelle Obama! Healthier children for a more productive future. Let's Move! Loving it!

    March 17, 2011 at 5:28 pm |
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