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Michelle Obama launches garden tour initiative

(Must see video. Mike)

The First Lady visited unsuspecting gardeners to check out their backyard and school gardens in an effort to highlight gardens across the country that are helping kids and families lead healthier lives.


Mrs. Obama is hitting the road this spring on a garden tour in honor of one of her very first initiatives: the White House Kitchen Garden. Planted seven years ago, the presidential plot of land sparked a national conversation around health and wellness — and inspired her legacy campaign.

“Since we planted our White House Kitchen Garden and created our ‘Let’s Move!’ initiative to help kids grow up healthy, I’ve heard from people across the country who’ve been inspired to grow their own gardens and change how they think about the food they eat,” Obama said. “And in my final year as first lady, I plan to get out and visit some of these folks.”

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