Children from Bancroft Elementary School in Washington, D.C. help First Lady Michelle Obama plant the White House Vegetable Garden, April 9, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Samantha Appleton)


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  • Visual_Presents 6y

    Wonderful women, great role model in many ways....may she be blessed with many, many wonderful accomplishments as First Lady. I think Samantha caught a great moment...well done.
  • Corinne Fudge 6y

    Good for her - First Lady and the photographer.
  • Oh Nuts 6y

  • Donna Will 6y

    Great capture by Samantha, such a nice moment. These kids will remember that day forever :-)
  • rarefruitfan 6y

    White House Vegetable Garden = best idea ever
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  • Leslie Hawes 6y

    I saw the White House kitchen staff harvesting from this garden on the NBC News Special. It certainly made me smile to see it, and I can well imagine how pleased the children of Bancroft were.
  • Rui Lebreiro 6y

    great capture :)

  • shepherd.johnson 6y

    If the Whitehouse is truly going green, they should put solar panels back up on the roof.

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  • deb90566 6y

    I love how down to earth and approachable Mrs. Obama is, especially with children.
  • nate beaty 6y

    this is so awesome. i hope there are some chemicals in that watering can! (jk!)
  • WinaVD 6y

    Nicely done !!!
  • tmolini 6y

    There isn't anything better than doing something special with children while they are playing in the dirt.

    Great effort!
  • Kingkongphoto & www.celebrity-photos.com 6y

    you framed our first lady...wonderfully !
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Taken on April 9, 2009
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