In the 1800s the second president of the United States John Adams, planted the very first garden at the White House, so that he and his family could enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables. Then in the 1940s Eleanor Roosevelt brought it back, calling them “Victory Gardens” to support the war effort during World War II, but soon after the garden was scrapped again.
But current First Lady Michelle Obama recently broke ground for the new the “first garden” that will grow a bunch of different fruits, vegetables and herbs to be harvested and used in the White House kitchen. Expect no beets. President Obama thinks they’re icky.
Now, for a brief history on the most power garden in the world, check out this uplifting video The Garden of Eatin': A Short History of America’s Garden.