First Lady Michelle Obama tweeted this picture of vegetables harvested from the White House Kitchen Garden. The harvest is possible because the plants are protected with hoop covers. First Lady Michelle Obama has said that the White House Kitchen Garden is a "good way to start the conversation about healthy eating because vegetables and fruits are a big part of healthy eating". The message seems to be resonating throughout the country. According to the National Gardening Association there were 10,000 applications last year for grants for school gardens. The bounty from the Kitchen Garden is also feeding the homeless. One third of the garden's yield is sent to Miriam's Kitchen, which serves meals to the indigent just blocks from the White House.
The following photos are ones I took earlier this fall of the White House Kitchen Garden.