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There Really Is a Food Revolution Taking Place In America

Mike Metallo | Posted 06.04.2014 | Food
Mike Metallo

Gardening brings people from diverse and different backgrounds together -- families, young people, the elderly, neighbors, politicians -- to do something good, not just for your health and body, but for your community.

Advice to the Obamas: Get Out and Garden!

Darrin Nordahl | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Darrin Nordahl

I believe President Obama is serious about improving the American diet. And I believe he is also wary of how the bulk of our food is produced in this country. But I want him to show me and the rest of America.

The Best 'Fox News Report' From The Government Shutdown

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 10.17.2013 | Green

Washington has returned to its natural state during the shutdown. No, really. The blog Obama Foodorama was the first to report that a fox, among o...

White House Garden Hit By Shutdown, Too

Reuters | Posted 12.14.2013 | Politics

By Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON, Oct 14 (Reuters) - In the famous White House kitchen garden, tomatoes are rotting on the vine. Herbs ha...

PHOTOS: Michelle Obama Stops By D.C. Bookstore

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 05.07.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Ignoring a steady drizzle, the long line that stretched along Connecticut Avenue in upper Northwest Tuesday morning was a sign that it w...

LOOK: Bo Made An Appearance At White House Garden Tour!

Posted 04.16.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Sequester didn't stop visitors from enjoying a perfect, sunny mid-April stroll through the White House gardens this past weekend. The 20...

How FLOTUS Is Getting Ready For Spring

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 06.04.2013 | HuffPost Home

WASHINGTON -- Salad using lettuce from Michelle Obama's garden could be served up in just a few weeks. The first lady on Thursday planted lettuce and...

RHUBARBGATE: White House Admits Not All Vegetables Started In Garden

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 09.12.2012 | Food

Food writer Marian Burros dug up a good deal of dirt when she moderated a panel at last week's annual gathering of the Association of Food Journalists...

What Kids Can Learn From Michelle Obama's New Book

Posted 06.01.2012 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: “There was a time when I had no idea that tomatoes didn’t come ...

Kids To Swarm White House For Spring Planting

AP | Posted 03.22.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- School kids from around the country will descend on Washington next week to help with spring planting at the White House kitchen garden....

Ten Ways to Occupy Your Garden

Annie Spiegelman | Posted 05.21.2012 | Green
Annie Spiegelman

I grew up in NYC in an apartment building, yet somehow I can now grow organic fruits and vegetables. And so can the 6th-graders I work with in school gardens. If we can do it, trust me, anyone can!

WATCH: Michelle Obama Tells Nate Berkus About Her Fall Harvest

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 01.07.2012 | Black Voices

For Michelle Obama, fall might be the most wonderful time of the year. The First Lady has been hard at work tending her crops on the White House's Sou...

WATCH: Michelle Obama Makes ESPN SportsCenter Top 10

Posted 12.08.2011 | Style

Goooooooaaaaaal! The only reward that First Lady Michelle Obama was seeking when she hosted members of the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team and a ...

PHOTOS: Michelle Obama Soaks Up Some Sun

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 12.06.2011 | Style

The First Lady practiced what she preaches constantly about staying healthy with two days of activity at the White House. On Wednesday, Michelle Ob...

If The White House Garden Grew Subsidized Crops

Posted 08.01.2011 | Food

The image below details what the White House Garden would look like if it was planted with subsidized crops from the Food and Farm Bill (via Slow Food...

Children's Book Published On White House Garden

Obama Foodorama | Posted 06.04.2011 | Food

Perfectly timed to celebrate National Gardening Month, Clarion Books will today release First Garden: The White House Garden And How it Grew, which br...

A Goliath Comes for a Small Publishing David

Ilene Barth | Posted 05.31.2011 | Books
Ilene Barth

I write "White House" at my peril. In a letter the counsel to the president complains that Red Rock Press has used "White House" in a title of a book that lacks White House "approval or endorsement."

Monsanto Nation: Exposing Monsanto's Minions

Ronnie Cummins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Ronnie Cummins

Should we resign ourselves to the fact that the Biotech Bully of St. Louis controls the dynamics of the marketplace and public policy? Or should we stand up and say Hell No to Monsanto?

Food and Farming in Obama's First 100 Days

Michael Pollan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Michael Pollan

Perhaps the most encouraging action so far has come from the East Wing, where Michelle Obama has been speaking out about the importance of real, fresh food, home cooking and gardening.

First Lady Hosts Students For White House Fall Harvest

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

WASHINGTON — Michelle Obama munched a baby turnip, dug up giant sweet potatoes and snipped pumpkins off the vine as she teamed up with local sch...

Time to Get Dirty: Autumn Chores in the Garden

Annie Spiegelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Annie Spiegelman

What you do in the fall will help make your spring and summer flower dreams come true. Fall is a critical time to clean up the garden.

In Praise of Beets: The Ostracized White House Vegetable

Rosalyn Hoffman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Rosalyn Hoffman

Since we live to eat and we love nothing more than yummy, fresh, local produce, we're in heaven now that our nearby Farmer's Markets are selling their...

A Chemical Reaction: The Story of the First Town to Ban Pesticides

Annie Spiegelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Annie Spiegelman

In my anti-grass quest, I found it's the male spousal unit who's having a hard time letting go of his huge, useless, drug addicted turf . . . Maybe it's time he watched the new documentary entitled A Chemical Reaction.

How to Build a Raised Bed

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Raised beds are actually the easiest way to get started with a garden, since you just start right on top of the grass and bring in fresh soil and compost.

If Michelle Obama Taught Biology, it Would Look Like This

Gregory Ferenstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Gregory Ferenstein

In a display of extraordinary multitasking, a humble Title I elementary school in West Hollywood boldly takes on numerous White House social initiatives in a single biology course.