Wanna be like Michele?
The Today Show tells you how


"Be Like Michele" was the title of a recent veg-growing story on the popular blog Huffington Post.  And for more evidence of the power of the presidency as bully pulpit, especially when he has a hip young family, there's this segment on the Today Show, which is pretty funny.  My favorite line is Kathy Lee Gifford declaring that growing herbs is really impressive. 


  1. The video tired me out just listening to it !.
    Three chatter boxes all talking over one another.
    That poor gardener from BH+G ! It was like he walked into a snake pit of chatty kathey’s.

  2. Poor guy. It’s bad enough keeping one ADD TV personality on track, much less KLG and her tribe. At least the two others seemed mildly interested. Did you catch KLG when she said, “so you can at least LOOK like you’re growing something”.

    Poor, sad thing.

    Well, between this and Alice Waters on the front page of the Sunday NYT Business Section, we’ve done hit on a fashion trend. Great for garden coaches, folks! They need us!

  3. I hate morning TV but anything that gets more gardeners into the game is good by me. Also, I’m hoping the elementary school kid class helping her will inspire more kids to get involved in gardening too. We need them to learn it, or it’s going to be a dying art/science!

  4. So I’m wondering if “Today’s Garden” is a regular feature on the Today show? Does this mean we’ll be getting weekly tips and updates? Anyone know of a place we can go for regular updates on the WH garden?

  5. I get all the press info from the White House, so anything garden-related I’ll be sure to see and pass along (as will ALL the media, actually). And I’ve suggested to them that they have a garden blog – of course! – also a food blog and a house blog (the latter, about energy efficiency, etc).

    So I’m working on it. Even offered my services as their gardenblogger. Nice gig if I could get it!

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