Michelle and Kids Dig In

By Miryam Ehrlich Williamson

First Lady Michelle Obama and 26 Washington DC schoolchildren broke ground Saturday for a kitchen garden on the south lawn of the White House. As many as 55 vegetables and herbs will be grown year-round for use in the White House.  Mrs. Obama hopes the project will enhance Americans’ understanding of where their food comes from, and encourage more healthful eating habits. In addition to her other talents, the First Lady has the skills and enthusiasm of a real teacher.

The Washington Post has the whole story, including a delightful video.

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2 Responses to “Michelle and Kids Dig In”

  1. Good idea by Madam Michelle. Hahaha. Getting to the hearts of the kids and their parents.


  2. With Michelle Obama, a powerful and poised black woman in the White House, how have the images of black women changed in the past two years? In what ways does Michelle Obama promote a positive image for black women? How will her presence as First Lady continue to change with image of black women for the public?
    This evening, Basic Black, the Emmy-winning program on WGBH, the largest PBS affiliate, will take a look at the image of black women and Michelle Obama’s first two years as First Lady. Our panelists tonight are:
    -Latoyia Edwards, anchor, New England Cable News
    -Philip Martin, senior investigative reporter, WGBH Radio
    -Kim McLarin, writer-in-residence, Emerson College
    -Davarian Baldwin, professor of American Studies, Trinity College
    Join us this evening live on WGBH, Channel 2 in the Boston area, or online at basicblack.org, where you can also participate in our live chat.

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