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Michelle Obama Harvests The White House Kitchen Garden

Michelle Obama Harvests The White House Kitchen Garden

First Lady Michelle Obama harvests with some fifth grade students in the White House Kitchen Garden on the White House’s South Lawn on Tuesday (June 16) in Washington, D.C.

The 45-year-old First Lady later sat down to a meal with the children from Bancroft Elementary School with the lettuce and snap peas harvested from the garden to focus attention on health and nutrition.

“The planting of this garden was one of the first things I wanted to do as first lady at the White House,” she told the students. “You helped make this dream a reality.” 20+ pics inside…

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Photos: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty, Win McNamee/Getty
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  • jj

    wonderful classy lady.

  • pradagi

    fabulous person!!!

  • Jennifer

    Sarah Palin 2012.
    Republicans and Conservatives FTW.

  • sweetiepie

    great idea! but why do they have to use one-way dishes? its about nature and being a role model and thats not a good thing.

  • http://meganwebgirl.com Jolie hot chin not

    Lovely. Smart and classy first lady. Harvard and Princeton grad. nice.

  • Parkan

    I agree, so classy. I love her.

  • cutie

    beautiful!

  • becca

    nice cardigan!

  • http://adore-chic-fashion.blogspot.com/ Lo

    Great! And stylish as ever! Loves it!

  • deea

    omg…did you see her tongue in that picture?=))…lol…she doesn’t eat nice

  • LoveLeeR

    Ladylike.
    queen of the world.

  • LoveLeeR

    Ladylike.
    queen of the world.@deea:
    tong? i don´t see any

  • ellie’

    What a really good role model. I see some parents are so lazy to cook it always take out.

  • deea

    @LoveReeR: pic no.10

  • Adri

    She looks good! You can see in the pics how sweet & sincere she is being with the kids. Smart and compassionate, what a lovely combination. I like the # 10 tongue pic…just shows that even with all her education, accomplishments, and new status…she has remained down to earth.

  • Me!

    #10
    Funny you should mention the tongue picture.
    It reminds me of royalty in Europe—–you’ll never see them eat at functions. They simply do not allow cameras to film while they are eating to avoid unflattering photos like the one of Michelle Obama’s tongue!!
    Still love Mrs. Obama—-tongue or not:-)

  • http://www.rantsthoughtsmerde.com/ NativeNYker

    Work it out lady!

    xo
    Rants, Thoughts & Merde
    http://www.rantsthoughtsmerde.com/2009/06/mercy-jets-to-london.html

  • hottest couple ever

    Love her!

  • jupi3

    ORGANIC

    ORGANIC

    ORGANIC

    her garden is all organically grown and the chemical companies don’t want you to know.

    Michelle Organic Obama……YES!!!!!

  • Raquel

    Jared you need to change something in your “Sacha Baron Cohen: Bruno Thong!” post. Read my comment and you’ll understand why. My comment is the last one.

    Michelle Obama…love her!

  • Isabelle

    Love, love, love this lady!!!! The epitome of class!

  • Leni

    So far my favorite First Lady Michelle Obama.

  • :)

    That looks like fun!

  • children at the white house

    Wow what a difference from Mrs. Bush.. She dresses like she just
    came out of a J Crew Catalogue….It is so nice to see a First Lady
    that is so relaxed at the White House… You would never see Laura
    Bush do this..

  • children at the white house

    Wow what a difference from Mrs. Bush.. She dresses like she just
    came out of a J Crew Catalogue….It is so nice to see a First Lady
    that is so relaxed at the White House… You would never see Laura
    Bush do this..

  • http://zeitgeist.the-world-in-focus.com/ Victoria

    You’d think with all of the people who work for and advise her someone would help her with her choice of clothes.
    She clearly has no idea about fashion or style, or what to wear to suit her rather unfortunate bottom heavy shape.
    She’d probably look better if she stopped trying so hard.

  • Stacy

    She looks really beautiful! Love the outfit. I never knew that gardens grow that fast.wow….makes me want to plant one next year. She looks great!

  • Laura

    Hands down my FAVORITE first lady! She’s SOOOO not stuffy.

  • poko

    is that styrfoam???? I thought the dems were enviormental, wow.

  • jupi3

    ORGANIC

    People – Michelle is trying to teach you organic gardening. Please follow her lead.

  • Leo

    Victoria,

    nothing is wrong wih the way Mrs. Obama dresses. Moreover, as long as she is comfortable, that’s all that matters.

  • a realist

    First Lady Michelle, is genuine, gracious, and down to earth. Love her.

  • http://athleticsinglesdating.com melissa

    What a great mom!

  • kal

    In full hair an make up. How natural.

  • jupi3

    Follow Michelle Obama’s example if you love her and

    PLANT AN ORGANIC GARDEN like she has.

  • mich

    @Victoria:

    i do not know what picture your lookin at but she exudes style and grace to me. you obviously know nothing about fashion because then you would know that it is unique to evry individual and just because you dont like does not mean its unfashionable.
    in addition within the african american culture we appreciate what you call her ‘ unfortunate bottom heavy shape’ there is nothing wrong with her shape i think you are brainwashed into thinking that one body shape is the ideal

  • jupi3

    Michelle wants you to notice her ORGANIC GARDEN and do one yourselves NOT discuss something as shallow as her looks.

    Are you ALL braindead?

  • ali

    This is a wonderful project – so proud of her starting an organic garden at the White House. I agree with the previous comment – why have paper plates and cups? Why not also introduce these children to some refinement – they are eating lunch at The White House. I think the staff would have been able to accommodate real plates and glasses for juice.

  • TWPumpkin

    Hey #24 Laura Bush was a great lady. She spent many years helping many children organizations. She also spent much time in the garden. She just did not feel like she needed to have her picture taken everytime. Do you people really think this is not staged? A camera man just happened to be standing at the white house garden? And Michelle Obama just happened to be dressed this way. Pull your heads out of your ass people. The press kisses the Obama asses and the Obama’s are so into portraying their family as picture perfect. They are nothing but media whores and liars!

  • pink

    love classy down to earth stylish Michelle Obama, what a good role model for young ladies. just beautiful.

  • odear

    her hair real?

    i think it’s wig. right?

  • jacob

    Laura Bush was never the attention whore that Michelle Obama is.

  • TWPumpkin

    Michelle Obama is a media whore! Laura Bush wa not.

  • TWPumpkin

    Laura Bush was never the media whore that Michelle Obama is.

  • pink

    i am very glad to see Michelle showing this, I’m in my late forties, and this encourages me to make a significant change in my own life, great job Michelle for letting us in and helping to change lives.

  • TWPumpkin

    #46 PINK
    Michelle Obama does a photo op in the garden and she is “helping to change lives”? You are an IDIOT!!!!

  • Pax

    @TWpumpkin:

    Laura Bush was a lovely woman, very classy indeed. If you admire her so much, you would do well to follow her upstanding example and keep your ugly, useless comments to yourself. Though I don’t know Mrs. Bush personally, I remember the warmth she showed Mrs.O, in particular, during the campaign, and I doubt she’d sign on to any of the trash you’ve written here. To use our First Lady’s name and “wh***” in the same sentence? How shameful. You really are an emabarassment.

    You’re going to have to deal with it: Michelle Obama is a great woman. Her presence in the White House, the role she has played thus far as First Lady, the way she has engaged the D.C. community and the general public …it’s all just awesome. Like it or not “pumpkin,” people like, admire, and are even inspired by Mrs. Obama – and none of your offensive harping is going to change that. Public opinion of her hinges upon her own action, period. So save the impotent rage – it’s wasted here.

    Also, YOU’RE an A**.

  • jupi3

    Grow ORGANIC!!

    Michelle Obama’s garden is all organic…which pissed off the

    chemical companies.

    Don’t continue to poison the Earth and yourselves.

  • Pax

    @TWPimpkin
    Oh look everyone! The First Lady, having invited local school children to join her in harvesting the WH garden has allowed the media to document the event, thereby showing the world a real-life example of healthy eating, outdoor activity, and community engagement!!!! And she does this kind of hippie crap all the time!! She’s such a selfish, monster! She even had the nerve to be dressed in DECENT CLOTHING!!!! WTF is wrong with this woman?!!

    sarc/

  • pink

    @ TWPUMPKIN, i usually don’t bother to answer to such an ignorant jealous idiot like you, and i still won’t, your stupid post speaks for itself, thanks again first lady for sharing your knowledge of growing an organic garden for healthy eating and living with those of us who appreciates it.

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