First Lady Michelle Obama invited local school children to the White House Wednesday afternoon to plant vegetables in the White House Kitchen Garden. Students from Bancroft Elementary School in Washington, D.C., their teachers, White House staff, and employees from the National Park Service helped Mrs. Obama plant seedlings and seeds in raised beds on the White House South Lawn.
Photographs by Helen O., National Geographic Kids
Mrs. Obama thanked the students for helping, and then everyone loosened
the pots, dug holes, and planted hundreds of plants and seeds.
(Here I am in front of the garden!)
The Kitchen Garden
the plants were in the ground, everyone took turns watering the plants
with watering cans. While Mrs. Obama participated in a group photo with
the school children, four kid reporters, including me, walked to the
Children’s Garden to interview Mrs. Obama.
See the 2011 garden plan: White House Spring Vegetable Garden
Read about the roundtable discussion that four kid reporters had with Mrs. Obama.