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Mitchell Elementary Gardeners Open a White House Package

What would you do if you received a mysterious box from the White House at your doorstep? Mitchell Elementary students found themselves asking the same question when a large, brown package arrived with a return address of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

First, they inspected the package….

Inspecting the Package

Then, they cut through the tape…

Cutting the Tape

Finally, they pulled out the goods…

Pulling out the Goods

And found a yummy surprise!

Yummy Surprise

It was sent as a thank you from the First Lady to all the students who joined her to plant the White House Garden earlier this year. Mitchell Elementary's special delivery from the White House included peas, broccoli, onions, and lettuce.

Also in the package was a chef’s hat, a recipe for broccoli soup from the White House chefs, and a thank you note from the young gardeners in Washington who had helped to harvest some of that crop.

As Mitchell Elementary students found out, gardening is a great way to celebrate delicious food and reward hard work! Find out how you can plant a garden at home or at school!