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The White House Garden

The First Lady is breaking ground on a White House organic vegetable garden.

As a fanatical tomato gardener and White House geek, I love this news.

According to the White House Historical Association, John Adams was the first president to install a vegetable garden on the grounds. More White House gardening factoids here. For example:

Andrew Jackson created the White House orangery, an early type of greenhouse where tropical fruit trees and flowers can be grown, and added more trees, including the famous Jackson magnolia, to the White House grounds in 1835.