#TurnipForWhat: Michelle Obama Holds Final White House Kitchen Gardening Event

04/06/2016 AT 02:00 PM EDT

This year has marked a lot of lasts for the Obamas.

On Tuesday, First Lady Michelle Obama hosted her final garden-planting event at the White House, digging up dirt and planting in the plot she called her "baby."

"It was eight years ago that we cooked up this really interesting idea that maybe we could dig up some dirt on the South Lawn, let them do that – maybe someone would let us do that," she recalled at the Annual Kitchen Garden Planting.

"And we would plant a wonderful garden that would be a space for us to talk about the food we eat. And it was always the idea that we would have kids very involved in everything that we do."



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Michelle Obama

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Obama took to her final White House garden-planting event alongside students from elementary schools in Wisconsin, Colorado, Louisiana and Washington, D.C. The event featured a slew of older guests, though.

"We have some of the kids who initially helped us plant the first garden," she said. "You guys were in fifth grade? All right, where are – and you are now in high school. And you look different! You have grown up!"

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Michelle Obama (center) with children

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The event represents a larger initiative by the first lady, an effort to promote the growing of community gardens across the nation. She said she hopes the event will continue after she and her family leave the White House.

In honor of her final White House garden planting, Obama posted a Twitter video of herself dancing with NBA star Stephen Curry and his wife.



"In honor of turnips being planted in the Kitchen Garden today, @StephenCurry30 brings back #TurnipForWhat," she captioned the video clip.

Last month marked President Barack Obama and Michelle's last White House Easter Egg Roll of the Obama administration.
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