Vegging With Michelle Obama

Children from around the nation join the first lady for spring harvest.

Posted: 05/28/2013 04:54 PM EDT

First Lady Michelle Obama enlisted the aid of kids from around the nation to help her harvest the White House kitchen garden Tuesday. They included students from two schools in New Jersey that suffered serious damage last fall when Hurricane Sandy struck last October.

Obama praised the New Jersey children for getting through the year "way on top of the game."

She also announced that the wheat she and her student helpers have planted is "growing like gangbusters," adding that one day they may be able to use it to produce "our own White House bread."

After digging up radishes, lettuce and other vegetables and herbs, the White House chef crew helped the first lady and her guests prepare flat-bread pizzas with green toppings.

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