First Lady Michelle Obama is hitting the road this spring on a garden tour in honor of one of her first initiatives: the White House Kitchen Garden. Planted seven years ago, the presidential plot of land sparked a national conversation around health and wellness — and inspired her legacy campaign.
“Since we planted our White House Kitchen Garden and created our ‘Let’s Move!’ initiative to help kids grow up healthy, I’ve heard from people across the country who’ve been inspired to grow their own gardens and change how they think about the food they eat,” Obama said while making the announcement on the Today show. “And in my final year as First Lady, I plan to get out and visit some of these folks.”
Mrs. Obama will travel around the country to help share the stories of local gardens — at schools, backyards, or in less conventional spaces.
“I’m so excited to tell their stories and thank them for the amazing work they’re doing,” she said. “And that starts today”
The Today show’s Al Roker is joining the effort as well.
“I’ll be tracking her progress closely,” he said. “And — just maybe — I’ll be swinging by a few stops along the way to lend her a green thumb.”