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First Lady replants the White House garden

WASHINGTON (AP) -- First lady Michelle Obama is welcoming spring to the White House by replanting her popular vegetable garden with the help of local elementary school students.

Mrs. Obama told the students that the garden grew food last year that fed many people and that it started a national conversation about healthy eating.

She told the students that no matter where people live or how old they may be, they can still garden. She said it's fun digging around in the dirt.

To illustrate that point, the first lady knelt in the garden and planted two rows of broccoli as well as some rhubarb.

Joining Mrs. Obama were Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and White House chefs.

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