First Lady Michelle Obama planted the White House Kitchen Garden on the South Lawn in the spring of 2009 to initiate a national conversation around the health and wellbeing of our country. In time, that conversation led to Let’s Move!, which Mrs. Obama launched in 2010 to help kids and families lead healthier lives.
Inspired by the First Lady’s passion for healthy living, people across the country have revisited the American tradition of starting a vegetable garden at home. Growing your own fruits and vegetables is a great way to learn where food comes from, spend time with others and incorporate healthy foods into your favorite meals.
Because they benefit the community, are collaborative efforts, and incorporate sustainable practices, community gardens are assets that benefit entire neighborhoods, cities, and towns.