First Lady Michelle Obama: White House Backyard Homesteader!

American GrownFirst Lady Michelle Obama might be one of the busiest women in the nation, but she still has time to think about ways to make sure her children eat healthy and nutritious foods. In her new book, American Grown, the First Lady discusses how she and her girls planted the first White House vegetable garden since the time of Eleanor Roosevelt!

In an interview with the Chicago Tribune, First Lady Obama explains her desire to increase her children's understanding of where their food comes from and the importance of eating fresh fruits and vegetables. She also shares stories about adventures in home beekeeping at the White House, and the benefits of eating locally cultivated honey.

The book contains healthy recipes that the White House chefs created with ingredients from the garden, and tips on how to start a vegetable garden right in your own backyard!

Reserve your copy of the First Lady's new book from the library today!