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American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America Hardcover – May 29, 2012
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I am shocked at the negativity it has produced. As I expected, the negative reviewers were only interested in spewing hateful words and political outbursts.
I want to know what is happening to this country. At least I respect the office and the people in it, no matter their politics. Each election year brings more hatred than the last.
This book was written to highlight the danger our children and grandchildren are in with regard to their health. The first lady at least is trying to do something about it.
This story began on March, 20, 2009, as the Obamas were finally getting settled into the White House. Mrs. Obama's mother had just moved in and Michelle was contemplating something she had never done before, planting a garden. That was the day that they broke ground for the White House vegetable garden.
She takes readers back to other White House Gardens, most notably, to the Victory Gardens that helped to get our country through war. There are some wonderful old photos here.
This is a real hands on gardening book. It is broken down by seasons and there are illustrations of various garden plots. Obviously this book was a team effort. We meet the WH gardening team. There are all kinds of gardening tips, recipes, and anecdotes, here.
This book has so many wonderful photos and illustrations! I can't wait to try out this recipe for collard greens! This book makes me proud to be an American. Thanks to you, Mrs. Obama!
across the country, and spanning the seasons. There are delicious looking recipes at
the end of the book. We see and hear about the White House Garden, which I loved the
idea of from day one.
This book is about communities, generosity and nutrition. This is about children, the aging
and dogs . This is a book about everything you want to think about in the summer, and what
you should want to think about year round. Planning is one of the keys, sharing is another. And
of course, a garden gets us moving so it is very much a book about what is important to this first
lady. Children, nutrition, good healthy food and living. I will pick this up many times in the future.
It makes me smile :)
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This item was purchased as a gift, but of course I had to "review it" and it is wonderful, encouraging, and a joy to read. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Anne Moore
Beautiful book, and nice to see the First Lady in a more informal setting. She is soooo cute. I was astonished by the large size of the garden, one didn't get that sense from the... Read morePublished 5 months ago by ladyr
I listen to the audio version of this book from the library and I have to say this is wonderfully made, narrated by different people including Michelle Obama. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Jasmine
I can not understand the negativity being spewed by people who could very likely benefit from a more healthy diet. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Archie L. Gordon