Breaking Ground

White House Plants Vegetables

First Lady Michelle Obama, with the help of 26 elementary schoolchildren, broke ground today on the new White House vegetable garden. Included in the crop of foods that will be showcased at official functions, enjoyed by the Obama family, and donated to a local soup kitchen: spinach, broccoli, lettuce, kale, collard greens, and herbs. Also fun? A new beehive at 1600. At the White House this morning, Michelle Obama cheered with the kids: "Let's hear it for vegetables! Let's hear it for fruits!" Then she asked reporters to start shoveling too.