Michelle Obama: White House garden ‘semi-open to the public,’ can be seen through the fence
Michelle Obama told an audience attending her book signing Tuesday that the White House garden is still “semi-open to the public” because visitors can see it through the fence.
She was promoting her book, “American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America,” released in May 2012.
“[M]y goal in this book is to share the story of the creation of the garden,” Michelle Obama said during the Tuesday morning signing at Washington’s Politics and Prose Bookstore, “because while it is semi-open to the public — because if you visit the White House along the South Lawn, you can see the garden from outside of the White House.”
“But millions of people don’t get a chance to come to Washington. They hear about the garden; they don’t get an opportunity to see it,” she said.
Visitors standing outside the fence of the South Lawn can see portions of the garden at least 100 yards away, though the view can be somewhat obscured by a wall of trees and shrubbery.
The Obama administration stopped allowing visitors to tour the White House grounds beginning on March 9 “due to staffing reductions resulting from sequestration.”
I gotta couple questions for Michelle Antoinette.
If that’s her garden, how come we never see her working in it? (Unless it’s a photo-op.) Who is really tending it, and how much are they getting paid? Why weren’t they laid-off from the Sequester? Was anybody on her staff furloughed?
I have a really small garden out back – just four plants. You can kinda see it through the fence too. But I bet I spend more time in my garden than she spends in hers.
I’m thinking about starting a “special” indoor garden in the spare bedroom. I could grow medicinal herbs.
Did Bernadine Dohrn write the book?
I can tell you for sure who didn’t write it.
FYI – A machete makes a handy gardening tool, and it’s ideal for home defense too. You can pick one up at Wallyworld (sporting goods) for about 8 bucks.
LOL! I actually just used a machete to carve a path from my car to the front door. First I get hit in the face with willow branches, then wet lilacs go down my neck…enough already!
As an avid gardener I can assure you that during the gardening season I am in the garden every day for some amount of time. My guess is that she knows very little about real gardening. Shame on the Fright House!
I garden because I love vine-ripened tomatoes. The store-bought kind just can’t compare for flavor.
I’ve tried growing other stuff but the results have never been worth the effort. I grow pretty good zucchini for my mom but I don’t eat those nasty things.
someday I hope you get to taste a Jersey tomato. Maybe it is the pollution but none taste better. One thing I miss is the roadside stands selling produce right from the farms
We get fresh strawberries and cherries in season.
Maryland tomatoes are incomparable …….nothing like them !
maybe you are getting the left over pollution from Jersey and it adds to the taste
Ahh, but did you go out to buy $550 sneakers and hundred dollar shorts to wear while you were planning the garden? Because you know, gardens only respond to well-heeled, well dressed gardeners. It all goes into the creation of a very important garden.
Thank God these girls got away and have been returned to their homes and families.
really horrible thought
backtrack and hilary are glad that the story takes the media off the Benghazi story
The shit has hit the fan in Cleveland:
this story and the dr gosnell story are pretty good proof that evil lives
I hope they rot in jail before the rot in hell.
That is my worst nightmare, knowing that something is going on but the cops can’t/won’t do anything about it or I didn’t report it because I wasn’t 100% sure.
I hate to call the cops. Somebody better be dying first. Where I live, you can forget about anonymous reporting, it’s so small around here, 911 can recognize my voice.
Well the cops can’t just barge in and search. But if I saw naked women on leashes I would video it and take the video to police and I think that is what most people would do because it’s a hard thing to believe. Of course if it’s true it also guarantees Hollywood will make a movie of it rated PG13 of course!
Are you implying Michelle is as phony as Kim Kardashian??
Perish the thought. 🙂
I wouldn’t insult Kim K like that.
Irish WW2 soldiers who fought with the British finally get pardons.
I remember having a conversation with a man I worked with about the subject of the Irish who fought with the English. To him England was the enemy. I guess I never really understood that.
I always think of the English when somebody is bashing the US for being occupiers. No offense to the British! It’s just that when it comes to occupying and pillaging and plunder, they have a long and extensive track record.
my husband used to work in Irish bars. you have two different mindsets . One is the Irish Eyes are Smiling and the other is Wild Colonial Boy. I truly did not fully understand the hatred. Until I talked to the man I worked with and listened to him. Why the Irish stayed neutral in WW2. How in the Irish Free State an American soldier could walk in to a bar, but never an English soldier.
A cadaver dog, along with various law enforcement officers, searched Ariel Castro’s #Cleveland home. http://on.cnn.com/15ATQvw
When she was plugging the garden book on The View , she said out loud in front of goddess Baba Wawa and everyone ; in a VERY condescending tone , ” OH I don’t do THE DIGGING ” ,
In other words , she doesn’t do the digging, the planting , the weeding or anything else a real gardener does ..She just strolls through in her high heels when someone has a camera .
Strolling through the garden when someone has a camera pretty much sums up her CBS Sunday Morning segment. Well that, and she cares…