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Melania Trump invited school children to help tend to Michelle Obama's garden

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Updated September 22, 2017 12:37 PM EDT

First lady Melania Trump invited school children to tend to the White House garden.

Melania Trump asked the children what their favorite vegetables were and told them she would be sending them home with garden kits and honey collected from the White House's own hives.

First Lady Melania Trump is set to reap the harvest of the vegetable garden she inherited from her predecessor, Michelle Obama.

Melania Trump will host school children on Friday to harvest and replant Michelle Obama's garden on the South Lawn of the White House.

Michelle Obama started the tradition of inviting children to help tend to the garden in 2009. It began as an effort to help promote healthy eating and the importance of local foods during the Obama administration.

Before leaving the White House, the former first lady made improvements to the garden, adding an archway, a seating area and pathways.

"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. I am hopeful that future first families will cherish this garden like we have," Obama said towards the end of the administration.

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