Michelle Obama to write book about White House garden
The book will include recipes and photos of other organic gardens from around the United States.
Wed, Mar 16, 2011 at 06:45 PM
SEEDS OF THE FUTURE: First Lady Michelle Obama hosts the Bancroft Elementary School for the garden harvest of the White House in Washington, D.C., June 16, 2009. The First Lady is writing a book about the garden due out in 2012. (Photo: Samantha Appleton/
LOS ANGELES - U.S. first lady Michelle Obama will write a book about the kitchen garden she started at the White House and her efforts to promote healthy eating, the Crown publishing group said on Wednesday.
The as-yet-untitled book will be published in April 2012, and will include how the first lady was inspired to plant the first edible garden on the White House's South Lawn since Eleanor Roosevelt's World War II-era "victory garden."
She will also share some of her family's favorite healthy recipes, said Crown, a unit of Random House publishers.
Crown said Obama received no advance and would donate the proceeds to a charity to be determined later.
The book will include photos of Obama's White House garden as well as other community, urban and school gardens around the United States,
The first lady has been a strong advocate of healthy eating and exercise and in February 2010 launched her "Let's Move!" initiative aimed at beating child obesity and improving the quality of food in U.S. schools.
(Reporting by Jill Serjeant; Editing by Bob Tourtellotte)