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  • Apr 17, 2015 April is National Garden Month
  • Nothing says springtime more than the sprouts and shoots of a garden. Secretary Vilsack has declared April, 2015 as National Garden Month.  The official proclamation celebrates the great American tradition of gardening at home, at school and in the community. USDA’s commitment to gardening has deep roots. The USDA People’s Garden Initiative, was launched in [...]

  • Apr 06, 2015 #GimmeFive Ways to Boost Your Garden and Keep Pollinators Buzzing
  • The USDA’s People’s Garden team is joining the fun at the White House Easter Egg Roll today to introduce the crowds to some very important garden workers – pollinators. Bees, butterflies, bats, birds, and beetles are all crucial to sustaining plant growth, and in fact nearly two-thirds of the foods we often consume are pollinated [...]

  • Nov 26, 2014 Secretary’s Column: Celebrating Our Nation’s Agricultural Abundance this Thanksgiving
  • Thanksgiving is a celebration of the harvest and the abundance of food we are able to share with our friends and family. This Thanksgiving, take a moment to thank the farmers and ranchers who make our nation’s agricultural abundance possible. Without them, the safe, abundant and affordable food we’ll put on our tables at Thanksgiving [...]

  • Nov 20, 2014 Giving Thanks to Local Farmers
  • On Thanksgiving, friends, families and communities come together across America to give thanks and celebrate the autumn harvest.  I love the opportunity to reflect on all that I am grateful for, including the  hard-working farmers and ranchers who provide the delicious and nutritious food for the Thanksgiving table.  I also enjoy making my favorite traditional [...]

  • Oct 09, 2014 Harvest Time in the People’s Garden: A Labor of Love
  • All summer, visitors to the National Capitol Region have been seeing monuments, public buildings, works of art and experiencing music and theater; however, many were unexpectedly surprised by the brilliant hues of purple, red and green emanating from USDA’s People’s Garden. But those colors didn’t just pop up on their own. USDA has a cadre [...]

     

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