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American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America

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grailseven, January 4, 2013 (view all comments by grailseven)
Great photography that does more than just look wonderful (though it does that) - it also inspires, and the essays and recipes all tie in nicely together. A great resource.
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grailseven, January 4, 2013 (view all comments by grailseven)
Great photography that does more than just look wonderful (though it does that) - it also inspires, and the essays and recipes all tie in nicely together. A great resource.
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aah, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by aah)
This book is about a lot more than just gardening, but it has a lot of gardening tips and recipes for garden-based food from the White House chefs -- and great pictures as well.
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aah, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by aah)
This book is about a lot more than just gardening, but it has a lot of gardening tips and recipes for garden-based food from the White House chefs -- and great pictures as well.
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aah, December 15, 2012 (view all comments by aah)
Everyone should read this book. Even if you're not a gardener, the story of how the garden came to be, as well as stories from other community gardens are interesting and inspiring. If you are a gardener or a cook, this book will be a treasure, because they tell you about what they grow, and the head chef and pastry chef of the White House include seasonal recipes using the the garden produce. They keep bees, too. The focus on better health through nutrition and exercise is a key part of the book, and there are some interesting facts that you may not have considered. In the audio book version, every person who is involved tells their own story, which is intriguing, but in the print book the photos are amazing. Buy one for yourself and one for a friend.
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ISBN:
9780307956026
Author:
Obama, Michelle
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group (NY)
Subject:
Vegetables
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Medicine Nutrition and Psychology
Subject:
Gardening-Vegetable
Subject:
Gardening-Writing
Publication Date:
20120531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4-COLOR PHOTOS THROUGHOUT
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9.4 x 8.8 x 0.94 in 2.3188 lb

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American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America Used Hardcover
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Product details 272 pages Crown Publishing Group (NY) - English 9780307956026 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In her well-intentioned first book, First Lady Obama presents the semi-organized tale of the White House Kitchen Garden. Shortly after her husband assumed office, Obama and a class of fifth-graders broke ground on the first food-producing garden since Eleanor Roosevelt's WWII-era 'victory garden.' Here, Obama details the evolution of the current 1,100 square foot patch, and expands her story to touch on community gardens, farmers' markets, the importance of the availability of fresh foods, and her 'Let's Move!' initiative to fight childhood obesity. Organized according to the four seasons, Obama concludes each chapter with timely recipes, including spinach pie, a corn soup to go with freshly harvested summer veggies, linguine with a savory mushroom bacon sauce, and white chocolate-cherry-carrot cookies for a sweet wintry treat. In addition to these 'highlights,' 40 pages of season-specific recipes are included. Though narrative structure is not Obama's forte (she frequently pauses mid-story to offer tips for home gardeners and advice on how to build a better lunch), this is nevertheless an eye-catching and engaging book. Those looking for a linear story will likely be frustrated, but folks interested in fresh, local food; Obama's 'Let's Move!' campaign; and life at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue will find plenty to enjoy here. Photos. (May)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , In April 2009, First Lady Michelle Obama planted a kitchen garden on the White House’s South Lawn.  As fresh vegetables, fruit, and herbs sprouted from the ground, this White House Kitchen Garden inspired a new conversation all across the country about the food we feed our families and the impact it has on the health and well-being of our children. 

 

Now, in her first-ever book, American Grown, Mrs. Obama invites you inside the White House Kitchen Garden and shares its inspiring story, from the first planting to the latest harvest.  Hear about her worries as a novice gardener – would the new plants even grow? Learn about her struggles and her joys as lettuce, corn, tomatoes, collards and kale, sweet potatoes and rhubarb flourished in the freshly tilled soil.  Get an unprecedented behind-the-scenes look at every season of the garden’s growth, with striking original photographs that bring its story to life.  Try the unique recipes created by White House chefs and made with ingredients just picked from the White House garden.  And learn from the White House Garden team about how you can help plant your own backyard, school or community garden. 

 

Mrs. Obama’s journey continues across the nation as she shares the stories of other gardens that have moved and inspired her: Houston office workers who make the sidewalk bloom; a New York City School that created a scented garden for the visually impaired; a North Carolina garden that devotes its entire harvest to those in need; and other stories of communities that are transforming the lives and health of their citizens.  

 

In American Grown, Mrs. Obama tells the story of the White House Kitchen Garden, celebrates the bounty of gardens across our nation, and reminds us all of what we can grow together.        

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