American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America

Abridged Audiobook

Give as a Gift

Send this book as a Gift!

Book Rating (8)

Narrator Rating (1)

Date: May 2012

Duration: 4 hours 9 minutes

Summary:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The former First Lady, author of Becoming, and producer and star of Waffles + Mochi tells the inspirational story of the White House Kitchen Garden and how gardens can transform our lives and the health of our communities.
 
Early in her tenure as First Lady, despite being a novice gardener, Michelle Obama planted a kitchen garden on the White House’s South Lawn. To her delight, she watched as fresh vegetables, fruit, and herbs sprouted from the ground. Soon the White House Kitchen Garden inspired a new conversation all across the country about the food we feed our families and the impact it has on the nutrition and well-being of our children.
 
In American Grown, Mrs. Obama invites you inside the White House Kitchen Garden, from the first planting to the satisfaction of the seasonal harvest. She reveals her early worries and struggles—would the new plants even grow?—and her joy as lettuce, corn, tomatoes, collards and kale, sweet potatoes and rhubarb flourished in the freshly tilled soil. She shares the stories of other gardens that have moved and inspired her on her journey across the nation. And she offers what she learned about planting your own backyard, school, or community garden.
 
American Grown features: 
• a behind-the-scenes look at every season of the garden’s growth
• unique recipes created by White House chefs
• a fascinating history of community gardens in the United States
 
From a modern-day vegetable truck that brings fresh produce to underserved communities in Chicago, to Houston office workers who make the sidewalk bloom, to a New York City school that created a scented garden for the visually impaired, to a garden in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, that devotes its entire harvest to those less fortunate, American Grown isn’t just the story of a single garden. It’s a celebration of the bounty of our nation and a reminder of what we can all grow together.

Genres:

American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America

by Michelle Obama

has successfully been added to your shopping cart

American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America, Michelle Obama
American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America, Michelle Obama
This title is due for release on May 29, 2012.

Enter your email below to be notified as soon as it is available!

By clicking "Notify Me" you consent to receiving electronic marketing communications from Audiobooks.com. You will be able to unsubscribe at any time.

Already a member? Log In to add this title to your wishlist.
American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America, Michelle Obama
This title is due for release on May 29, 2012
We'll send you an email as soon as it is available!

Already a member?
Log in to add this title in your wishlist
American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America, Michelle Obama
Please Log in and add this title to your wishlist.
American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America, Michelle Obama

We will send you an email as soon as this title is available.