Though Michelle Obama says she dreams of being Beyonce, it hasn’t stopped her from doing what she does best.
To promote her new book “American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America,” the First Lady spoke about the garden initiative she embedded in 2009 when she planted a fruit and vegetable garden on the White House lawn, the first of its kind since Eleanor Roosevelt’s victory garden in the 1940s.
Mrs. Obama appeared on Good Morning America with students from PS 102 and PS 107 in Brooklyn, admitting she didn’t even know if she could touch the front lawn. “I thought wouldn’t it be amazing to plant a vegetable garden in the White House but I had no idea whether you could dig up some dirt in the South Lawn and actually plant anything,” she said.
She recalled digging up dirt with the kids and how far they’ve come since then. “We now have more than 1,100 square feet of vegetables growing and we’ve had hundreds of kids helping us harvest and plant and it’s just been more than I could ever imagine.” Proceeds from her gardening book will benefit the Natural Park Foundation.
The President’s wife also commented on her public adoration of Beyonce. “I love her to death,” Obama said. “I was happy to be out there moving my body with her. Anybody who’s got talent, I’m all for.”
As if one morning show wasn’t enough, the First Lady also stopped by The View to talk about how she never had a garden growing up in her native Chicago and her potential future in politics.
“I have no interest in politics, never have, never will,” she said.
We still love her just the way she is.
Watch Michelle Obama’s full interview with Robin Roberts on Good Morning America below.