Spring 2011 Kitchen Garden Planting

First Lady Michelle Obama, along with DC-area children, plant the White House Kitchen Garden. The garden includes spinach, peas, lettuce, broccoli, blueberries, raspberries and other vegetables and herbs.

Hockey on the South Lawn

First Lady Michelle Obama, along with players from the Chicago Blackhawks and Washington Capitals, host a hockey clinic for area youth.

Rachael Ray and Marcus Samuelsson at the White House

Hundreds of chefs from all over the country converge on the South Lawn to celebrate the Chefs Move to Schools program with local students. This initiative partners chefs with local schools to help educate kids about food and nutrition. Visit http://www.LetsMove.gov. to learn more and join the program.

President Obama Meets with Congressional Leaders

The President makes a statement to the media after meeting with House and Senate leaders from both parties on the BP Oil Spill. The President also discusses extending unemployment benefits, passing a financial reform package, and other medium and long-term issues. June 10, 2010.

On Board: Jill Biden at Kenyan Girls’ School

Dr. Jill Biden visits a remarkable boarding school in Nairobi, Kenya, the Starehe Girls’ Centre. This school for teenage orphan girls is a model program, training young women in academics, athletics, arts and agriculture. With help from USAID and partners like the Global Give Back Circle, this school is giving girls across Kenya the skills they need for a brighter future for them and their families.

Announcing the Commencement Challenge Winner

Secretary of Education announces which high school will have President Obama as its commencement speaker this spring.

Making Higher Education More Affordable

The President signs legislation to finalize health reform and to improve access to higher education by reforming student loans and making investments in community colleges and minority institutions.

Dr. Jill Biden on Good News for Higher Education

Dr. Jill Biden, lifelong educator and wife of Vice President Joe Biden, gives parents some good news about how the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act makes college more affordable. Learn more at http://www.whitehouse.gov/StudentAid.

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar on our National Parks

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar talks about our National Parks, and about a recent visit to Yellowstone that he and President Barack Obama took. Secretary Salazar also touches upon the importance that the conservation of these public lands will play in the preservation of American history.

Inside the White House: The Kitchen Garden

First Lady Michelle Obama and White House chef Sam Kass tell the story of the first garden on White House grounds since Eleanor Roosevelt’s Victory Garden during World War II. This new garden was planted in the Spring of 2009 with the help of local elementary school children and has yielded a constant supply fresh produce for the First Family and White House events.
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