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  • Apr 28, 2016 See You on May 6th for Opening Day of USDA Farmers Market
  • Get excited—we sure are! Friday, May 6, is the opening of the 21st season of the USDA Farmers Market in Washington, D.C.  This means USDA employees and others who work nearby, residents of the city’s Ward 2, and tourists visiting the National Mall can once again shop at the USDA Farmers Market at 12th Street [...]

  • Apr 06, 2016 Earth Team Volunteers and People’s Garden Benefit a Nevada Community
  • “This partnership couldn’t have worked out any better,” said Academy of Arts, Careers and Technology (AACT) Agriculture Teacher Michelle Burrows. As part of a senior project to put their agricultural and leadership skills into practice, Earth Team volunteers Samantha (Sam) Antipa and Monique Renteria assist in the People’s Garden of Truckee Meadows. The seniors’ work [...]

  • Mar 28, 2016 People’s Garden Initiative Launches New Website to Celebrate National Garden Month
  • Spring has sprung and April is National Garden Month! It’s time to pick up your trowel and get gardening. USDA launched the new People’s Garden website that provides tools and resources gardeners can use to start or expand a home, school or community garden. Unveiled during today’s annual Easter Egg Roll at the White House, [...]

  • Dec 04, 2015 Library Garden Provides ‘Rest Stop’ for Monarch Butterflies
  • The pollinator garden at our library in Princeton, Ill. is a popular rest stop for monarch butterflies on their cross-continental journey. My agency, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), worked with local partners and businesses to create a 2,400-square-foot pollinator garden as a way to educate the public and provide needed pollinator habitat. We planted [...]

  • Nov 30, 2015 Mutually Beneficial Cooperation: The Three Sisters
  • USDA celebrates National Native American Heritage Month in November with a blog series focused on USDA’s support of Tribal Nations and highlighting a number of our efforts throughout Indian Country and Alaska. Follow along on the USDA blog. For centuries, Native Americans have cultivated the soil and produced corn, beans and squash. Stories, ceremonies, songs [...]


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