Melania Trump harvests, replants White House vegetable garden with local schoolchildren

It’s harvest time for Melania Trump.

The first lady, more at home in Manhattan than among rows of crops, hosted local schoolchildren at the White House on Friday to harvest and replant the vegetable garden Michelle Obama rooted in the South Lawn — carrying on a symbolic piece of the Obamas’ food policy legacy.

“I’m a big believer in healthy eating because it reflects on your mind and your body,” said Melania Trump, surrounded by about a dozen children in the garden on Friday afternoon. “I encourage you to continue to eat a lot of vegetables and fruits, so you grow up healthy and take care of yourself.”

After brief remarks, the first lady, dressed in a red plaid shirt, black pants and sneakers, joined the children in harvesting lettuce and kale, peas, radishes, Swiss chard and mustard. They also planted cabbage, cauliflower, turnips, carrots, spinach and kale, the White House said.

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