White House Kitchen Garden Tours for Local School Groups
October 05, 2009
06:41 PM EDT
With the help of local school children, First Lady Michelle Obama broke ground and planted seeds in the White House Kitchen Garden in the spring of 2009. During the groundbreaking, the First Lady rallied the kids and led them in a cheer. Shouts of "Let’s hear it for vegetables!" and "Let’s hear it for fruit!" could be heard across the South Lawn.
Although some say they heard one student booing the mention of fruit, most of the children roared their approval. And why not? Since the groundbreaking, hundreds of pounds of fresh, healthy and locally grown vegetables have been enjoyed by guests and delivered to local food pantries. Now, students from across the area will have the opportunity to tour, have fun and learn about healthy eating at the White House Kitchen Garden.
Full details, regulations and online applications are available at /about/tours_and_events/garden/