Jill Biden Surprised Michelle Obama With This Beautiful (And Delicious) Gift

Written by on February 4, 2021

Michelle Obama can thank Jill Biden for a horticultural (and tasty-looking) throwback this week.  

Obama on Tuesday acknowledged her gratitude to the brand new first woman for having despatched a “lovely care bundle”of broccoli, turnips, Tuscan kale and different greens harvested from the White Home Kitchen Backyard.

“These contemporary veggies from the White Home Kitchen Backyard have been such a beautiful — and scrumptious — shock,” Obama wrote on Instagram. “Love you, Jill!” 

As of Thursday afternoon, the photograph had obtained greater than 617,000 likes. 

The White Home Kitchen Backyard was, after all, one in all Obama’s signature initiatives throughout her time as first woman. She broke floor on the backyard in 2009 and, three years later, outlined her objectives for it in a guide, “American Grown.” 

On the time, Obama wrote that she hoped to create a “studying backyard,” or “a spot the place individuals may have a hands-on expertise of working the soil and kids who had by no means seen a bean sprout may put down seeds and seedlings that may take root.” It additionally tied in properly together with her “Let’s Transfer!” public well being marketing campaign, aimed toward lowering weight problems and inspiring wholesome life in kids. 

The backyard later grew to become one of many few symbols of peaceable continuity between the Obama and Trump administrations. In September 2017, then-first woman Melania Trump hosted a bunch of native schoolchildren there for a harvest and replanting occasion. Trump additionally reportedly added cement reinforcements to make sure that the backyard would stay everlasting. 

Regardless of early February’s chilly temperatures, Jill Biden advised Individuals this week that the backyard is “going robust,” and that she and the president have already taken benefit of the contemporary produce it offers. 


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