Though her cause was noble and she seemed to be enjoying herself handling fresh fruits and vegetables along with a bunch of children in the garden, it was her "Not So Down-To-Earth" high-fashion outfit that many thought is not appropriate for an outdoor activity with the young citizens.
Mrs Melania Trump made her first foray into the White House's vegetable garden last Friday, following in the footsteps of its creator and her predecessor, Mrs Michelle Obama. "It is part of healthy living". Before the Obamas left office, she added a couple of permanent structures, including an archway, a seating area - and an engraved stone commemorating her 2009 founding of the garden.
New York (CNN)First lady Melania Trump assumed the spotlight in New York Wednesday, hosting a luncheon at the US Mission to the United Nations, where she delivered a speech focused on a variety of issues facing children across the globe and hinted at her forthcoming platform.
At a luncheon attended by other first ladies such as Canada's Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau and France's Brigitte Macron, Trump called on world leaders to "come together for the good of our children because through them, our future will be defined".
"We must teach each child the values of empathy, communication - a core of mindfulness, integrity and leadership, which can only be taught by example", Trump said. They planted cabbage, cauliflower, turnips, carrots, spinach, and kale, the White House said.
The White House beehive that the Obama family started is still in operation.
"It was time to harvest/plant so she wanted to be able to include children in the process ... it is such a good educational tool, and what an wonderful experience for the kids", Stephanie Grisham, Melania Trump's communications director, wrote in an email, according to The Washington Post.