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American grown : the story of the White House kitchen garden and gardens across America

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  • 3 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Breckenridge Public Library 635.0975 OBA (Text) 33500010792265 Main Available -
Moorhead Public Library 635.0975 OBA (Text) 33500010792281 Main Available -
Warroad Public Library 635.0975 OBA (Text) 35500005082332 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0307956024
  • ISBN: 9780307956026
  • Physical Description: 271 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, 2012.

Content descriptions

General Note: Includes index.
Summary, etc.: 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.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2012 July #1
    *Starred Review* Part of Michelle Obama's magnetism is her down-to-earthness, which sets the tone for this warmly engaging, lucid, and upbeat chronicle of the creation of a "learning garden" on the White House grounds. Obama begins by comparing her childhood on Chicago's South Side, where fresh vegetables were always served at family dinners and kids walked to school and played outdoors for hours, to today's harried choice of convenience over nutrition and far more sedentary playtimes. As her concern as a mother and a First Lady increased over the rise in childhood obesity, so did her commitment to building a White House kitchen garden as a beacon of healthy eating and living. Inspired by Native Americans, the land's first gardeners; "avid gardener" Thomas Jefferson; and First Ladies Eleanor Roosevelt, who supported the victory garden movement by planting one at the White House, and Lady Bird Johnson, who advocated for native plants and conservation, Obama teamed up with chefs, horticulturalists, and a local farmer, and, most importantly, invited schoolchildren to participate in the planting, tending, and harvesting. Obama recounts with humor and instructive specifics the challenges they faced and the solutions they discovered, describes the establishment of the first White House beehive, shares recipes, offers tips for readers to build their own gardens, visits community gardens across the country, and celebrates farmers' markets. As the many lively photographs attest, Obama, often accompanied by Bo, the family's cheerful dog, and lots of busy, happy kids, is an energetically hands-on mentor. With proceeds going to the National Park Service, this sparkling book is a treasury of common sense, caring, and realistic and inspiriting advice for living healthier individual lives in a healthier and more hopeful nation. Copyright 2012 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Michelle Obama is the First Lady of the United States and the mother of two daughters.  In February 2010, she launched Let’s Move!, a nationwide initiative to address the epidemic of childhood obesity by bringing healthier food into schools and communities, and encouraging kids to be more active.  American Grown is her first book.

Subject: Gardens Washington (D.C.)
Kitchen gardens Washington (D.C.)
White House Gardens (Washington, D.C.)
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