Obamas Prepare for Organic Vegetable Garden

The Obamas recently planted an organic vegetable garden at the White House. The 1,100-square-foot garden will include 55 kinds of vegetables -- but there's one vegetable you won't find.

There will be no beets! (President Obama doesn't like them). More importantly, the First Lady is hoping that the garden will help educate children about eating local and healthy foods. The New York Times reports:

While the organic garden will provide food for the first family’s meals and formal dinners, its most important role, Mrs. Obama said, will be to educate children about healthful, locally grown fruit and vegetables at a time when obesity and diabetes have become a national concern.

"My hope,"the first lady said in an interview in her East Wing office, "is that through children, they will begin to educate their families and that will, in turn, begin to educate our communities."

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