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A few weeks ago our wise intern Emily Stephenson suggested the White House garden get hip to hoop house growing and extend their growing season. You’ll never guess what happened!

In Emily’s words:

Last week the White House put up hoop houses, and just in time for this weekend’s snowfall in DC. The houses are about two feet high, and made with environmentally friendly material as opposed to the standard plastic. According to Obama foodorama, the garden is currently growing lettuces, cabbage, winter radishes, onions, broccoli, turnips, and carrots. It should continue to do so right through to spring, unless DC goes into a deep-freeze or gets a decent snowfall.

[photo courtesy of Obama foodorama]