March 16th, 2011
07:51 PM ET
WASHINGTON (CNN) - You can soon add ‘author’ to the distinguished resume of First Lady Michelle Obama when she writes an upcoming book about her garden at the White House.
The still untitled book will “tell the story of the garden she has established on the South Lawn of the White House and explore how improved access to fresh, locally grown food can promote healthier eating habits for families and communities,” her publisher, Crown Publishing Group, said in a press release announcing the project.
While the book will include photos of the White House garden throughout the seasons, it will also include photos of other community, urban, and school gardens from across the country. An e-book with additional multimedia content and features will be released as well.
The announcement came the same day Obama hosted students from local D.C. elementary schools to participate in the third spring planting of the White House garden.
Obama accepted no advance for the book according to her publisher, and will donate all proceeds to a charity or charities to be named later. The book is set for release in the spring of 2012.
Robert Barnett, who has handled book deals for past presidents, and other Washington elite, is representing Obama in the project.