Friday, March 20, 2009

Michelle OBama....Where Are Some White Kids?

No disrespecct meant Michelle OBama, but in the first couple of months that you have been in office, in all the various and assorted press events that involve you and children of varying ages, wondering where WHITE KIDS ARE? I seem to recall that the National Census puts the percentage of Black People in the American Population at around 13 percent. Now, seeing as you are the PEOPLES FIRST LADY, you have a duty to represent and reach out to ALL CHILDREN, not just ones of a ethnic back ground, not just black children. So I ask again, where are the White Children?

Ground is broken for White House 'kitchen garden'

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First lady Michelle Obama takes part in the groundbreaking of the White House AP – First lady Michelle Obama takes part in the groundbreaking of the White House Kitchen Garden on the South …

WASHINGTON – Twenty-six elementary schoolchildren wielded shovels, rakes, pitchforks and wheelbarrows to help first lady Michelle Obama break ground for a produce and herb garden on the White House grounds.

Crops to be planted in the coming weeks on the 1,100-square-foot, L-shaped patch near the fountain on the South Lawn include spinach, broccoli, various lettuces, kale and collard greens, assorted herbs and blueberries, blackberries and raspberries.

There will also be a beehive.

"We're going to try to make our own honey here as well," Mrs. Obama told the students from Bancroft Elementary School in Washington. The school has its own community garden.

The students will be brought back to the White House next month to help with the planting, and after that to help harvest and cook some of the produce in the mansion's kitchen. The first harvest is expected by late April.

Mrs. Obama said her family has talked about planting such a garden since they moved to the White House in January.

After she spoke, the students were paired off and handed a gardening tool. The first lady joined, with a tool of her own, and together they began raking and scraping up the grass and topsoil, dumping it into wheelbarrows and depositing the contents in a central location.

"Are we done yet?" Mrs. Obama jokingly said at one point. "I want to plant. Let's harvest something."

When the work was finished, the students sat at three nearby picnic tables and were treated to apples, apple cider and cookies baked in the shape of a shovel.

Some of the produce from the garden will be served in the White House, including to the First Family and at official functions. Some crops also will be donated to Miriam's Kitchen, a soup kitchen near the White House where Mrs. Obama recently helped serve lunch.

Assistant chef Sam Kass said the garden will exist year round, and the crops will change based on the seasons.

He gave no estimate on how much produce the garden would yield, but said, "It should be quite a bit, if we're lucky."


Larry19611961 said...

It was also apparent to me immediately,the absense of white children at these functions...A little racism there you think ???

Royce Penstinger said...

Just a TINY BIT....must be some of that SELF SEGREGATION that Eric Holder was WHINING ABOUT.

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