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  • 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 [...]

  • Oct 28, 2015 Urban Gardens Promote Education, Nutrition and More
  • On a small parcel of land in the heart of the City of Champaign, Illinois, are two gardens that offer opportunities for neighbors and the community to learn about growing food, eating nutritious food and earning a living. The Prosperity Gardens are educational, bringing at-risk students to work the ground, grow the plants and sell [...]

  • Oct 15, 2015 Taste Fall Flavors with “Simply Soup” at the USDA Farmers Market at Night on Friday, October 16th
  • There is nothing better than a warm bowl of soup in the fall. Our vendors are serving soups, stews, and chilis from all over the globe at the last USDA Farmers Market at Night this Friday, October 16, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.  From spicy Lao rice vermicelli soup to a Scottish soup dish [...]

  • Oct 07, 2015 Planting the Seeds for Tomorrow’s STEAM Leaders
  • Did you know that NASA has a mini veggie farm at the International Space Station that grows lettuce? Every day, ground-breaking scientific research is taking place to improve food production practices in order to feed people on Earth and in space. Earlier this week in USDA’s People’s Garden, local 4-H and FFA students gathered to [...]


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