Yesterday afternoon, First Lady Michelle Obama replanted the White House garden on the South Lawn with elementary students from local DC schools. Now in its third year, the garden includes spinach, peas, lettuce, broccoli, blueberries, raspberries and other vegetables and herbs.
She addressed students from Bancroft Elementary School and Harriet Tubman Elementary School before the planting itself began, letting them know that the White House was happy to have them come help out, and talking to them about trying different vegetables and the Let’s Move! initiative. Students from Bancroft Elementary have been helping out with the garden since its inception, and Harriet Tubman Elementary works closely with the White House Chefs through the Chefs Move to Schools Program.
Robin Schepper is the Executive Director of the Let's Move! initiative.