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Michelle Obama: 8 food and garden tips, stories from the First Lady

8 stories and pieces of advice from Michelle Obama's new book 'American Grown'

- Staff Writer

By Carolyn Kaster/AP

4. Green gardening gloves

Obama writes that when her husband came back from Ohio after a trip, he had a special surprise. "He didn't hop off Marine One carrying a bouquet of flowers," she wrote. "Instead, the package in his hand was a pair of bright green gardening gloves.... The gloves have been my go-to pair in the garden ever since. And I like the green, because no matter what season it is, it makes me think of a perfect spring day."

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