American Grown - Michelle Obama (CD/Spoken Word)

The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America

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Product Details

Barcode
9780449808566
Department
Books
Released
29 May 2012
Supply Source
USA

Book

Author
Michelle Obama
Subtitle
The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America
Binding
CD/Spoken Word
Publisher
Random House
Edition
Abridged
Language
English
Dimensions
159 x 140 x 32mm (145g)

Annotation

  • Describes how the First Lady and her daughters planted a vegetable garden on the White House's South Lawn as part of an initiative to raise awareness about childhood obesity, and shares gardening tips, recipes, and advice for making healthier food choices.
  • A sumptuously photographed guide by the first lady describes how her daughters and she planted a vegetable garden on the White House's South Lawn as part of an initiative to raise awareness about childhood obesity, in a reference that shares gardening tips, recipes and advice for making healthier food choices. 350,000 first printing.

Summary

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.




From the Hardcover edition.

Non-Fiction

General Subject
Gardening & Plants
BISAC Subject 1
Gardening / Vegetables
Library Subject 1
Kitchen gardens; Washington (D.C.)
Library Subject 2
Gardening; United States.
Library Subject 3
Food habits; United States.
Academic Subject 1
Nutrition And Diet
Academic Subject 2
Home Gardening
Dewey Classification
635.09753