Michelle Obama to Release Gardening Book

American Grown will offer healthy eating tips.

Posted: 10/30/2011 06:35 PM EDT
Filed Under Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama will release a gardening book titled American Grown: How the White House Kitchen Garden Inspires Families, Schools and Communities. The First Lady, who has quite the green thumb and a fondness for gardening, will offer healthy eating habits and tips on how to grow your own fruits and vegetables. The book is tentatively scheduled to be availble in April and proceeds from sales will be donated to charity.


"Through telling the story of the White House kitchen garden, Mrs. Obama will explore in American Grown how increased access to healthy, affordable food can promote better eating habits and improve health of families and communities across America," book publisher Random House, Inc. said in a statement. "Mrs. Obama will describe how her daughters Sasha and Malia were catalysts for change in her own family's eating behavior, which inspired Mrs. Obama to plant an edible garden on the South Lawn - the first since Eleanor Roosevelt's "Victory Garden" planted during World War II."

"The book will be inspirational and instructive and will provide ideas and resources for readers to get involved in the movement to create community, school, and urban gardens, support local farmers' markets, and make small lifestyle changes to achieve big health results."

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