First lady Michelle Obama helped break ground Friday on a new vegetable garden on the south lawn of the White House. It will be the first garden at the White House since Eleanor Roosevelt planted a “victory garden” during World War II. The garden will provide food for White House meals.

The Obamas are setting a great example for the rest of America. Homegrown vegetables are healthier (no chemicals) and cheaper (total cost for seeds, mulch, etc., is $200, according to The New York Times). An economic recession is the perfect time to plant a garden!

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