Michell Obama Invites Native American Children to Garden with Her

by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World

Friday, First Lady Michelle Obama spent the day in her garden alongside Native-American children she invited to help her plant and harvest vegetables. They planted corn, beans, and squash — also know as the “three sisters.” They also picked some of the ripe vegetables planted two months ago. These will be used during the week.

This day in the garden was very appropriate since the first lady turned her attention to the health of Native Americans last week in her anti-obesity campaign. According to findings from The White House, 1 in 3 Native-American children are overweight or obese by age 5.

Ayvaunn Penn is a spoken word artist and an award winning writer degreed in English and philosophy. For more of her witty-word works click here. To have your original poetry featured by Ms. Penn on Your Black Poets, email submissions to ayvaunnpennspokenword at gmail dot com.


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