Michelle Obama is such an old pro at kitchen gardening that she’s writing a book about it. Due out next year, the book will include her inspiration for starting the White House garden, some of the Obama family’s favorite recipes, and photos from the White House garden as well as community and school gardens across the country.

I’ll be one of the first in line to grab a copy when it’s published next year. Perhaps the book will include photos from the most recent planting of the White House garden. The layout of the garden includes broccoli, spinach, raspberries, blueberries, rhubarb, herbs, a three-sisters garden, and more.

The spring planting got underway last week as the first lady and students from two D.C. schools dug in the dirt after the first lady addressed the students and talked about what they’d be planting. You can see her address and some of the work being done in the video below:

Makes me want to get out and get my garden started, but it’s a little too soon where I am.

Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.

White House Garden gets third planting
Michelle Obama and a crew of students dig in the dirt for the third year in a row.