The White House is getting it’s first vegetable garden in decades this Friday. First Lady Michelle Obama will break ground on the first vegetable garden at the White House since the 1940’s when Eleanor Roosevelt planted a victory garden during World War II.
From the NY Times:
While the organic garden will provide food for the first family’s meals and formal dinners, its most important role, Mrs. Obama said, will be to educate children about healthful, locally grown fruit and vegetables at time when obesity has become a national concern.
In an interview in her office, Mrs. Obama said, “My hope is that through children, they will begin to educate their families and that will, in turn, begin to educate our communities.”
Here’s a link to NY Times story.