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In American Grown, First Lady Michelle Obama tells the story of what inspired her to plant the White House Kitchen Garden in the spring of 2009, and then documents the garden's progress though the growing season, from designing and planting to tending and harvesting. The author
candidly shares her challenges as a novice gardener, as well as her joy at watching lettuce, tomatoes, collards, sweet potatoes and other crops flourish
on the South Lawn.
As the White House Kitchen Garden grew, so did the national conversation about the way we eat and the impact it has on the health and well-being of
our children. Throughout the book, the author weaves in stories about gardens all across the country, from a WWII-era Victory Garden in Chicago to
urban and school gardens that not only provide nutritious harvests for the gardeners, but also build community, stock food shelves and teach children
important lessons about making healthy life choices. The book also includes loads of helpful tips for home gardeners, plus recipes for making the most
of the harvest.
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an interesting read
I loved the variety of gardens described, the history of the White House garden, and how others around the country started community gardens. Great recipes at the end of the book! Also loved the repeated references to the fact that gardening builds community - so true!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Great history, stories, pics, & info
from East Texas
I received this book as a birthday present and enjoy reading it and looking at the pictures and imagining the joy of the children who have participated in the White House Gardens. I'm hoping this experiment pays off for the First Lady and her teams of gardeners.
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My Fave Book of 2012
By Katie the Gardener
from New York,NY
Best book I read in 2012! Its a must read even for people that dont like gardening!!! I'm only 13 years old and I LOVED IT, too!!!!!
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