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Do you have a community farm or garden that you’d like to designate a People’s Garden? Gardens of different sizes and types, including school gardens, community gardens, urban farms, and small-scale agriculture projects in rural and urban areas, can be recognized as a “People’s Garden” if they:

  • Benefit the community by providing food, beautification, arts, wildlife habitat, education, green space, tree canopy, recreation, volunteer opportunities.
  • Are a collaborative effort involving neighbors, co-workers, food pantries, master gardeners, conservation districts, USDA agencies, veterans, youth organizations, seniors, faith-based groups, or others.
  • Incorporate sustainable practices such as rain barrels or micro-irrigation, composting, cover crops, pest management, bat houses or insect hotels, and/or native plants.
  • Educate the public about sustainable practices and the benefit of local food systems through signage, classes, events, outreach materials, websites, and youth field trips.

Your garden or farm location will be posted to this map, and we’ll send you a “People’s Garden” sign to display.

Gardens on federal property must donate or use produce for educational purposes. We will provide an easy-to-use form to report how many pounds and what types of produce you’ve donated every six months.

Ready to get started? Complete the People’s Garden Registration Form and watch us grow!

Questions? Contact us at

See what’s happening at the USDA’s National Headquarters Garden in Washington, D.C.

Looking for local produce? Find your local farmer’s market, food hub, or CSA here.

For more People’s Garden news, visit our home page, or follow our #PeoplesGarden hashtag on social media.