Michelle Writing Book on White House Garden

Charity volume will give tips on community gardening, keeping healthy
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 17, 2011 8:45 AM CDT
First Lady Michelle Obama Writing Book on White House Garden
First lady Michelle Obama speaks as she arrives to participate in the third planting of the White House kitchen garden with local school children at the White House, Wednesday, March 16, 2011.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – Barack Obama's not the only Obama who can write a book, and now Michelle Obama is taking her turn, the AP reports. The illustrated tome from Crown Publishing Group will tell the story of the White House garden, Obama says, answering questions like: “How did we do it? Why did we do it? How do I do this in my own home or community?” All proceeds will go to charity.

Thus far, the garden has produced more than 2,000 pounds of fruits and veggies. The book will be “inspirational and instructive,” with tips on community gardening and making “small lifestyle changes to achieve big health results.” Plus, the first lady will “share some of her family's favorite healthy recipes.” Set for hardback, e-book, and multimedia e-book editions, “I hope it will be a beautiful book, as well, something that everyone can take something away from,” Obama says. (Read more Michelle Obama stories.)

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