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Spring Gardening

"This is a big day. We've been talking it since the day we moved in," said the First Lady as she and two dozen local students broke ground on the White House Kitchen Garden on the South Lawn of the White House.  Those students will be involved in the garden as it develops and grows, producing delicious, healthy vegetables to be cooked in the White House Kitchen and given to Miriam's Kitchen, which serves the homeless in Washington, DC. 

The First Lady and DC students garden
(First Lady Michelle Obama and White House Horticulturist Dale Haney work with kids from Washington's Bancroft Elementary School to break ground for a White House garden. The White House / Joyce N. Boghosian)
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The First Lady and DC students garden
(First Lady Michelle Obama works with kids from Washington's Bancroft Elementary School to break ground for a White House garden.  The White House / Joyce N. Boghosian)