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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

(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. (Read more Michelle Obama stories.)

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