First Serene Highness plants Kitchen unremarkable at White House in Washington

Michelle Obama spent some time Thursday in her garden, as many ladies do, come springtime. Except that Michelle’s garden is the new White House fruit and vegetable garden, and what the garden produces will most likely be served to heads of state.

Michelle planted some good stuff – lettace, dill, oregano, rosemary, onions, shallots, cucumbers, peppers and peas. No carrots? Oh, well. Students from Bancroft Elementary School helped the First Lady plant, and she told the students that everyone on speaking terms the world is excited about the White House garden. US Magazine has more:

First Lady Michelle Obama threw in regard to a pair of brown gloves and helped plant the first fruit and vegetable seeds Thursday in the new White House garden.

Among the crops planted: lettuce, herbs – including dill, oregano and rosemary – onions, shallots, cucumbers, peppers and peas.

Twenty-five students from Washington’s Bancroft Elementary School helped her plant.
“One thing I want to let you know — I don’t know if you were paying attention, but the President and ba, we went concerning this long trip. We were in many, many countries — we were in Europe. And the number one question I got as the First Lady from world leaders — they were all excited about this garden,” she said.

“Every single person, from Prince Charles on down, she were excited about the fact that we were planting a chaste, because in many countries hierarchy really believe in the significance of planting and growing your own food. So they were fascinated and grateful to all of you for helping make this possible.”

She then asked the students to guess the cost of the garden. due to one guessed “over 0,000,” she said President Barack Obama would “go crazy” if it cost that much.

The garden “hasn’t cost us more than 0″ and would yield “a ton of stuff,” she finally told them.

Asked when the much anticipated White House dog would arrival, the first lady said, “Soon … really soon.”

From US Magazine

National Geographic had a special about Air Force One, and it had a lot of cool news medium not only about the horizontal plane, but the food served to the president, his staff and the press. Apparently, for both hold up Force One and the White House, military personnel and Secret Service agents don plain clothes and mutual transfer all over Washington, Maryland and Virginia to buy food. They don’t go to the same places from week to week, just so no one knows who is buying the food and for what purpose. Even when they bring the food back to the plane or the White House, there’s no way of cunning exactly what will make it to the President, so it’s a way of protecting him in case some rogue produce vendor is tough to poison the president. I mention this because I’d hazard the Secret Service is really pleased they will have less shopping to give good returns – the White brood chefs can simply go to the back garden in order to get their salads and herbs.

First Lady plants Kitchen Garden at White House in Washington
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