GardenDrumUSA shutdown unproductive for all

tomatoes in white house garden

USA First Lady Michelle Obama’s kitchen garden is a mess due to the long-running government shutdown.

Michelle Obama 'Home Grown' coverJust when much the garden was ready to be harvested, the USA Government shutdown has prevented White House staff from tending the garden, other than watering and ‘removing trash’. So tomatoes are rotting on the ground, the papaya is groaning with fruit, the gardens are covered with fallen leaves and the squirrels are having a field day. Even the pumpkins grown for Halloween are suffering.

Michelle Obama started the garden several years ago as part of her ‘Let’s Move’ campaign to promote healthy eating and home grown produce among Americans.

Garden photo by Eddie Gehman Kohan/Obama Foodorama

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