First there was the edible garden at the White House -- that's First Lady Michelle Obama helping elementary school students break ground on it last Friday, the first day of spring.
Now, it's Sacramento's turn. This spring, a public edible garden will be planted in Capitol Park, California First Lady Maria Shriver announced on Ag Day.
"This new garden will bring awareness to children, students and visitors about the important role of food, where it comes from, nutritional value, how it is grown and harvested and ultimately how it reaches the tables of those who need it most," she said Monday.
Shriver said she's getting help from many people, including state Food and Agriculture Secretary A.G. Kawamura and Alice Waters, the chef who established the Edible Schoolyard gardening and food program at a middle school in Berkeley.