Over twenty students and staff of Potomac Center visited the White House Fall Garden this past weekend, as part of the White House’s annual Fall Garden Tour.
During the tour, they were invited to view the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden, Rose Garden, Children’s Garden, the South Lawn and the Kitchen Garden of the White House.
Michelle Obama’s Kitchen Garden, planted on March 20, 2009, was the highlight of the White House grounds. The garden was planted after a combination of social and mainstream media buzz got the attention of the First Lady’s office.
“All of the gardens are lovely,” said Ashley Bowen, Culinary Arts student of Potomac Job Corps Center, “but the vegetable garden was of particular interest. I was impressed by the size of the tomatoes.”
From the White House tour, heirloom tomatoes, pumpkins, chard, collards, black kale, purple peppers, and a thriving berry patch were visible.