Mrs Obama busy in kitchen garden

The White House Garden began its third growing season this week as Michelle Obama planted seeds and plants from Thomas Jefferson’s vast vegetable garden.

“The greatest service which can be rendered to any country is to add a useful plant to its culture,” Thomas Jefferson, America’s foremost presidential gardener, once said. First Lady Michelle Obama’s version of that pronouncement might be “The greatest service that can be rendered to any community is to add a useful garden”

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Not content with gardening , the First Lady is also writing a book about her experiences of planting a veg garden which she hopes will inspire Americans to think about what they eat:

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