American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America (Hardcover)

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    Michelle Obama is the First Lady of the United States and the mother of two daughters. In February 2010, she launchedLet’s Move!, a nationwide initiative to address the epidemic of childhood obesity by bringing healthier food into schools and communities, and encouraging kids to be more active.American Grown is her first book.

    In April 2009, First Lady Michelle Obama planted a kitchen garden on the White House’s South Lawn. As fresh vegetables, fruit, and herbs sprouted from the ground, this White House Kitchen Garden inspired a new conversation all across the country about the food we feed our families and the impact it has on the health and well-being of our children.

    Now, in her first-ever book, American Grown, Mrs. Obama invites you inside the White House Kitchen Garden and shares its inspiring story, from the first planting to the latest harvest. Hear about her worries as a novice gardener – would the new plants even grow? Learn about her struggles and her joys as lettuce, corn, tomatoes, collards and kale, sweet potatoes and rhubarb flourished in the freshly tilled soil. Get an unprecedented behind-the-scenes look at every season of the garden’s growth, with striking original photographs that bring its story to life. Try the unique recipes created by White House chefs and made with ingredients just picked from the White House garden. And learn from the White House Garden team about how you can help plant your own backyard, school or community garden.

    Mrs. Obama’s journey continues across the nation as she shares the stories of other gardens that have moved and inspired her: Houston office workers who make the sidewalk bloom; a New York City School that created a scented garden for the visually impaired; a North Carolina garden that devotes its entire harvest to those in need; and other stories of communities that are transforming the lives and health of their citizens.

    In American Grown, Mrs. Obama tells the story of the White House Kitchen Garden, celebrates the bounty of gardens across our nation, and reminds us all of what we can grow together.

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    ISBN 9780307956026
    Genre HEALTH & FITNESS / Nutrition
    Format Hardcover
    Pages 271
    Publisher Date 2012-05-29 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Crown Pub
    Copyright Year 2012
    Height 9.5 in
    Wdth 9.0 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Unit weight 2.35 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Obama, Michelle
    Country of Origin United States

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    • Homegrown by Michelle Obama
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      Love the book and the author and admiration for her efforts

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    • Very Good
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      I had been seeing pictures and articles on Michelle Obama's White House Garden. I can't say how pleased I am with the book. I liked how it was divided into seasonal planting and included recipes made with the fresh produce from the garden. I fully support her nutritional efforts for healthy eating and lifestyle. The fact that she encourages youth to be involved with the gardens is great. There is also some history included with the book about the Victory Gardens during World War II. This is and excellent book. If something happened to my copy, I would replace it.

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    • Excellent book - great photos with children/adults
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      I was delighted to see our First Lady in her gardening project. The book shows how she relates gardening to good health.

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