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Planting the Garden

Today the First Lady hosted Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and students from Bancroft Elementary, in the White House Kitchen Garden on the South Lawn of the White House to plant the garden and highlight healthy eating.  The same school participated in the groundbreaking of the Garden on March 20 and will return later this year for harvesting and cooking with the food grown.
Planting the garden(First Lady Michelle Obama and White House Chef Sam Kass show students from the Bancroft Elementary how to plant a garden. The White House Vegetable Garden was officially planted today.)