A look inside the White House Vegetable Garden for the Kitchen

If you haven’t heard of the White House Vegetable Garden, it was a garden spearheaded by Michelle Obama.  And I was surprised to hear that the First Family does have something from the garden at every meal when they are in residence.  The garden was also featured in American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America (you can see a ton of pages from the book there using the look inside feature).

I love that she included 2 garden beds that are devoted to plants with seeds from Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello gardens, all old time heirloom varieties.  She also did a celebration of the traditional “three sisters” (squash, maise/corn, beans) and started a White House beehive.

And here is an older video showing the original garden being planned.

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