I confess to being intrigued every time the White House kitchen garden is mentioned in the press. I have sooooooo many questions. Is Michelle out there weeding every day? Is she an experienced gardener? How big is the garden? What do they grow? Do they ever have disasters? Do the girls and Barack pull the occasional weed?
Luckily most of my questions have been answered in this book, published last year. It’s a strange mix of the story of the development of the White House kitchen garden, Michelle Obama’s campaign for healthy eating and exercise to combat rising childhood obesity, profiles of community gardens across America and a few snippets about life in the Obama household. Oh and plenty of gorgeous, glossy photographs of the garden.
So, is Michelle out there toiling in all weathers? Continue reading