First lady plants gardens with Georgia middle schoolers

WAYNESBORO, Ga (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama joins students to plant a garden at a middle school in east Georgia.

Local news says Mrs. Obama helped students at Burke County Middle School in Waynesboro to plant a garden on Thursday. Her visit with television personality Al Roker highlighted Burke County’s farm-to-school program that offers fresh produce from local farmers to students daily.

This week was spring break but plenty of the students took part in gardening with Mrs. Obama as many called the experience “unforgettable.”

Mrs. Obama’s stop at the school is part of her American Garden Tour to highlight the impact and benefits of diverse gardens across the country. Her tour meshes with her goal of encouraging people to eat fresh foods, but also the study of science, technology engineering, and math.

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