Spring in the White House garden
March 26th, 2012
06:41 PM ET

Spring in the White House garden

First Lady Michelle Obama was out in the garden today. She was joined by school kids from across the country for the fourth annual White House Kitchen Garden spring planting.

Helping with the planting this year were kids from New York, Iowa, Pennsylvania and North Carolina as well as White House garden regulars from the D.C. schools Harriet Tubman and Bancroft Elementary.

Mrs. Obama uses the garden to highlight her “Let’s Move” initiative which encourages kids to eat better and exercise more.   “And the garden is a good way to start the conversation, because vegetables and fruits are a big part of a healthy diet” she said.

Vegetables harvested from the garden will be used in the White House kitchen and approximately 1/3 will be donated to “Martha’s Table” a D.C. kitchen that provides meals to the homeless 365 days a year.

Topics: Let's Move • Michelle Obama

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soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. Sponge-Bob

    They've planted socialism and it's already taken root. The only way to get rid of it is yanking it up this november.

    March 27, 2012 at 5:01 am |
    • Norma Vessels

      This is for Sponge Bob .. those words you put out there, without one wit of thought, proves you must be a real
      sponge bob after all .. a cartoon.

      March 27, 2012 at 9:15 am |
      • Lefty

        Yep, lefties love marxism. Take from those that produce and give it those that don't. The Dem mindset centers on this.

        March 27, 2012 at 1:51 pm |
      • jean2009

        No it is joey aka Sponge Bob the racist jerk. We all know Sponge Bob the cartoon is none too bright. According to educators watching the cartoon rots kids brains. Now we know.

        March 27, 2012 at 3:25 pm |
  2. judy

    This is a really nice articaL but let's see how long befor the dumbo repos start making stupid remarks. Our first lady is first rate. Obama 2012

    March 27, 2012 at 11:44 am |
  3. Name*Liz Carter

    Trolling again Sponge-Bob?? You and the rest of your ilk are digging yourselves into the ground, every time you speak.....on any and everything that OBAMA or his wife does. Yep....we sure will be 'yanking' alright! 'Yanking' all of you up in November, which will include the GOP clown seeds you've planted for reaping in November! LOL!!

    March 27, 2012 at 2:02 pm |