The Vegetable Garden Michelle Obama Started at the White House Will Survive the Election
No word on whether the vegetables will get a raise, but at least they won't be getting canned.
You can't fire a garden, can you? While the incoming administration gets ready to sweep the White House clean in preparation for the Trump presidency, one White House fixture looks set to keep its job: the vegetable garden that Michelle Obama planted, in an effort to promote better school nutrition programs and healthier eating habits among the nation's youth.
The First Lady planted the garden on the South Lawn in 2009, and in October she announced she'd landed $2.5 million in private funding to keep it going after the Obamas leave the White House.
Produce from the garden has been used in State Dinners, in regular meals for the Obamas, and as donations to the Food Bank Organization, as Vogue.com reports.
“I take great pride in knowing that this little garden will live on as a symbol of the hopes and dreams we all hold of growing a healthier nation for our children,” Michelle Obama said as she announced the private funds to keep the garden alive.
The National Park Service will continue the upkeep of the garden after the Obamas vacate the premises in January.
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