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White House posts video ‘The Garden’

Inside the White House: The Garden

Michelle Obama:

“How will {my kids} make choices about what they are going to eat when they are away from me? what will be the messages in their head when they are deciding if they are going to drink the soda or a glass of water? [...] I hope the garden will be an introduction to a new way for our country to think about food.”

First Lady Michelle Obama and White House chef Sam Kass tell the story of the first garden on White House grounds since Eleanor Roosevelt’s Victory Garden during World War II. This new garden was planted in the Spring of 2009 with the help of local elementary school children and has yielded a constant supply fresh produce for the First Family and White House events.

White House Chef Sam Kass talks about working with kids from Bancroft Elementary School and the education components they’ve done with the garden. “The kids are taking it to a level I never even imagined.” He reports that as of July, over 200 lbs of produce had been harvested from the garden, and that the first meal they’d served from the harvest was a salad for top economic leaders.

See Huffington Post article here.