Michelle Digs Into White House Garden
President bans beets from veggie plot
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 20, 2009 2:55 PM CDT
First lady Michelle Obama takes part in the groundbreaking of the White House Kitchen Garden today.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Michelle Obama and kids from a Washington elementary school got their hands dirty today, Newsday reports, breaking ground for a vegetable garden on the White House lawn. The garden, the first on the grounds since World War II, will feature many veggies—but not beets, at the president’s request. The first family intends to cook some of the veggies and donate the rest to a local soup kitchen.