A Garden for All: How the USDA is expanding the People’s Garden Initiative

The USDA is opening the People’s Garden Initiative to gardens all across the country.

The USDA is opening the People’s Garden Initiative to build a nationwide initiative. This includes school gardens, community gardens, urban farms, and small-scale agriculture projects in rural, suburban and urban areas.

To participate in the People’s Garden, you have to register on the USDA website and meet their criteria of benefiting the community, working collaboratively, incorporating conservation practices, and educating the public.

Secretary Vilsack is welcoming gardeners who want to be green thumbs to join the effort.

He says, “Local gardens across the country share USDA’s goals of building more diversified and resilient local food systems, empowering communities to come together around expanding access to healthy food, addressing climate change, and advancing equity.”

To learn more about the People’s Garden click HERE.

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