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Ahead of 2017 Departure, Michelle Obama Reinforces Her White House Garden With Stone

screen-shot-2016-10-06-at-11-39-16-am-650x446You know what they say: If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself.

You also know what else they say: If, after seven years of hard work, you’re afraid someone might ruin all your hard work, set it all in stone.

First Lady Michelle Obama has faced plenty of criticism for her decision to plant a garden and start a national conversation about childhood obesity and healthy eating. Yesterday, to thwart any spiteful removals of the South Lawn fixture, she expanded it, adding concrete, stone, and steel to make it more permanent.

In a speech, she said this, per Politico:

I take great pride in knowing that this little garden will live on as a symbol of the hopes and dreams we all hold of growing a healthier nation for our children.

She also probably takes great pride in knowing that even if the next inhabitant of the White House is a huge, huge, huge, huge fan of fast food, it will be very difficult to overhaul the reinforced garden.

Landscape historian Marta McDowell admitted, “If it were taken out, it would truly just be a political statement.”

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