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Published April 05, 2010, 09:18 AM

First lady, students replant White House garden

WASHINGTON — First lady Michelle Obama is welcoming spring to the White House by replanting her popular vegetable garden with the help of local elementary school students.

WASHINGTON — First lady Michelle Obama is welcoming spring to the White House by replanting her popular vegetable garden with the help of local elementary school students.

Obama told the students that the garden grew food last year that fed many people and that it started a national conversation about healthy eating.

She told the students that no matter where people live or how old they may be, they still can garden and that it’s fun digging around in the dirt.

To illustrate that point, the first lady knelt in the garden and planted two rows of broccoli as well as some rhubarb.

Joining Obama were Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and White House chefs.

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