White House vegetable garden: the book
First lady Michelle Obama will author a book about the White House vegetable garden, which will entered its third year of planting last week.
Just as she had the help of school children in planting and harvesting the garden on the south lawn of the White House, she will have the help of a ghostwriter for this book, to be published by Crown next spring.
The book will have recipes and stories from the first family. Mrs. Obama received no advance for writing the book and all proceeds will be donated to a charity. It will be published as a hardback, but also an Ebook and an enhanced multi-media E book.
Mrs. Obama has brought a tremendous amount of attention to children, healthy eating and obesity issues through the garden, and the produce itself has been used to feed the first family, White House guests as well as visitors to a nearby soup kitchen.
Mrs. Obama and her helpers planted this years crops in new raised beds.
Photo courtesy of Obamafoodorama