Michelle Obama works in the White House garden on Wednesday. Photo by Olivier Douliery

Michelle Obama works in the White House garden on Wednesday. Photo by Olivier Douliery

 

First Lady Michelle Obama is writing a book about the White House vegetable garden, Publishers Weekly reports today. She's taking no advance for the as-yet-unnamed book, which is scheduled to be published April of 2012. She'll donate proceeds from the book to a charity--so far, unnamed.

Obesity --particularly childhood obesity--nutrition, and health have long been issues of hers, and the vegetable garden that she and a group of schoolchildren planted on the South Lawn in 2009 was the first veggie patch at the White House since Eleanor Roosevelt's WWII Victory Garden.