By Karina Kinik
Last spring Michelle Obama and local schoolchildren broke ground on an "organic" White House garden — which, it turns out, isn't truly organic because sludge-based fertilizer was used during previous administrations — as part of a healthy eating campaign. Follow the first lady's lead and plant an edible garden in your own backyard: Your kids will develop a deeper appreciation of where their food comes from and may even learn to love broccoli. If you live in an apartment building or don't have a yard, grow herbs and vegetables indoors or join a community garden. For more resources, check out KidsGardening.org and the American Community Gardening Association's website.
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