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Michelle Obama’s legacy well rooted in White House Garden like her President Husband

The garden’s size has grown from an original 1,100 square feet to 2,800 square feet

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First lady Michelle Obama was joined in the White House kitchen garden Thursday by students from across the country for the last harvest of the Obama era.(VOA)
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  • This little garden will live on as a symbol of the hopes that we all hold of growing a healthier nation for our children
  • The garden’s size has grown from an original 1,100 square feet to 2,800 square feet
  • The garden has been a powerful symbol of her efforts to promote healthy eating and lifestyles for America’s children, formalized as the Let’s Move initiative in 2010

October 8, 2016: Michelle Obama would like her legacy to be as well rooted at the White House as that of her president husband.

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And a big part of that is the White House kitchen garden where the first lady was joined by students from across the country Thursday for the last harvest of the Obama era.

“This little garden will live on as a symbol of the hopes that we all hold of growing a healthier nation for our children,”’ Obama told a crowd gathered at the garden. “I am hopeful that future first families will cherish this garden like we have, and that it will become one of our enduring White House traditions.”

Looks like the first lady will get her wish.

The W. Atlee Burpee home gardening company and The Burpee Foundation have contributed $2.5 million to the National Park Foundation to maintain the garden for at least 17 years.

The garden’s size has grown from an original 1,100 square feet to 2,800 square feet. It has a new wooden arbor for an entrance, wider bluestone walkways, and wooden tables and benches.

There’s also an inscribed stone that reads: “White House Kitchen Garden, established in 2009 by First Lady Michelle Obama with the hope of growing a healthier nation for our children.”

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  • Antara

    Michelle Obama has done an incredible job!

  • Diksha Arya

    She is truly the perfect first lady…

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US Shares List of 20 Terrorist Groups Operating in Pakistan and Afghanistan with Pakistani Authorities

Top on the list is the Haqqani Network which, the US claims, has safe havens in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas and uses them to launch attacks into Afghanistan.

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According to media reports, US has shared list of terror groups operating in Pakistan with authorities in Islamabad. Wikimedia

Washington, November 2, 2017 : The White House retains a list of 20 terrorist groups that it claims are operating in Pakistan and Afghanistan and is believed to have shared this list with Islamabad, the media reported on Thursday.

However, the list was not given to Pakistani authorities by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson when he visited Islamabad last week, diplomatic sources told Dawn news.

The White House list includes three types of militant groups: those who launch attacks into Afghanistan, those who attack targets inside Pakistan and those who are focused on Kashmir.

Top on the list is the Haqqani Network which, the US claims, has safe havens in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas and uses them to launch attacks into Afghanistan.

Pakistan strongly rejects the charge, saying that there were no such safe havens inside the country.

The US also identified Lashkar-e-Taiba as one of the largest and most active terrorist organisations in South Asia.

The other militant groups in the list include Harakatul Mujahideen, Jaish-e-Mohammed, Jundullah, Lashkar-i-Jhanghvi and Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan. (IANS)