First lady plants White House garden for spring


WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama has replanted her garden, a sign that spring has come to the White House.

It's the sixth planting of the garden on the South Lawn. The first lady first planted fruits and vegetables there in 2009 to encourage people to think about living healthier. The garden formed the basis for the "Let's Move" campaign Mrs. Obama announced in 2010 to improve the health of the nation's children.

This year, Mrs. Obama invited the founders of FoodCorps and half a dozen of its volunteers to help with the planting.

FoodCorps is a nationwide program that teaches children about healthy food. Its volunteers spend a year working with K-12 students in needy communities.

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