Michelle Obama is making moves to ensure that her famous White House Kitchen Garden lives long after a new First Family moves in in January.
On Wednesday she unveiled a new version of the garden she founded in 2009 and it will be more permanent thanks to a slew of improvements involving concrete and steel.
Wearing a colorful floral blouse and a pair of stylish black wide-leg trousers, FLOTUS spoke to a gathering of 200 people who have worked alongside her to improve healthy lifestyles in U.S. families. She reflected on the impact and progress they've achieved through her Let's Move initiative as well what still needs to be done.
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"I take great pride in knowing that this little garden will live on as a symbol of the hopes and dreams we all hold of growing a healthier nation for our children," the First Lady said in an emotional speech. "I am hopeful that future first families will cherish this garden like we have."
"I take great pride in knowing that this little garden will live on as a symbol of the hopes that we all hold of growing a healthier nation for our children -aspirations that have their rightful place here, in this beautiful spot outside of our nation’s home." -The First Lady today dedicating the @WHKitchenGarden. With the planting of the Kitchen Garden in 2009, the First Lady started a national conversation around the health and wellbeing of our country that evolved into her #LetsMove initiative. 🍎🌽🍐
The White House Kitchen Garden—which has grown to 2,800 square feet over the course of six years—has supplied fruits and vegetables to the First Family, guests at White House events, and for those in need in the local community.
"This garden represents the transformational change we've seen in just the past six and a half years, as well as our collective hopes for growing a healthier nation for our children," FLOTUS said in a statement.