Edibles-as-ornamentals industry receives welcome boost from First Lady Michelle Obama

Posted On 09 Jun 2016
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book_kleinmichelle_obama_americaWASHINGTON, USA: Growing your own organic fresh produce is all the rage nowadays with the ornamental horticulture industry tapping into a relatively new business.

Year after year , the collection of vegetables and herbs that look as good as they taste is growing. Companies such as Takii, Floranova/Vegetalis, and ABZ Seeds position their vegetables as ornamentals, using clever marketing to reach the young generation of gardeners.

In the USA, First lady Michelle Obama is probably their best ambassador. Helped by school children from across the country she harvested the White House Kitchen Garden on June 6.  Read more in the Washington Post

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