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Despite rumours, Melania Trump will keep Michelle Obama's vegie garden

Phew.

By Amber Elias
Melania Trump will continue Michelle Obama’s good work by keeping her prized vegetable patch in business.
The garden, which supplies organic fruits and vegetables to The White House, was an initiative from Michelle as part of her healthy eating campaign. After the Trumps moved into the White House, speculation was rife that all legacy of the Obama family will be torn down; including the small patch of garden Michelle was often seen tending.

Some media outlets even reported that Donald Trump planned to turn the land into a putting green. Thankfully, this doesn’t seem to be the case.
"The First Lady has a deep personal commitment to her role as caretaker and nurturer, beginning with her family. She believes there is a connection between a child's mind and places of calm and beauty to be used as a tool for us all. As a mother and as the First Lady of this country, Mrs Trump is committed to the preservation and continuation of the White House Gardens, specifically the First Lady's Kitchen Garden and the Rose Garden," Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, senior adviser to the First Lady, said in a statement to CNN.

Melania’s love of gardens doesn’t seem to be a new-found interest, even though it’s hard to image she gets around to weeding while living at Trump Tower in Manhattan. After touring the Japanese-inspired gardens while in Florida with Akie Abe, wife of the Japanese Prime Minister, Melania said in a statement: "Both our countries histories and cultures are steeped in the nurture and nature of gardening.”

"Having knowledge of different cultures and customs is a wonderful way to learn and to explore. Gardening teaches us the fundamentals in care and the evolution of living things, all while inspiring us to nurture our minds and to relax and strengthen our bodies. I hope that together Mrs Abe and I can continue to inspire our youth to enjoy the beauty around them and to restore their minds in the peacefulness of their surroundings."
Maybe Melania is more down to earth than we first thought.