Skip to main content

Stories of the People’s Gardens

Stories Across the Country

1,600 Gardens graphic

Learn more about the Flagship People’s Gardens and read their stories along with those of the 1,600 and growing People’s Garden nationwide!


Check out what Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation is doing in the gardens:

Featured Video


Growing Faith in Omaha, NE People’s Garden

Nina Bhattacharyya, Senior Technical Specialist, USDA Office of Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production | June 6, 2024

People standing together near a People's Garden outside


This South St. Louis Farm Helps Foreign-Born People Connect to their Homelands

St. Louis Public Radio | By Andrea Y. Henderson | May 29, 2024

Zhour Naim, a Moroccan immigrant, holds fava beans in her left hand while she picks lettuce for her family on Tuesday at SEED St. Louis' international farm in the Botanical Heights neighborhood



Heart & Soil's People’s Garden is a Vibrant Hub

Nina Bhattacharyya, Senior Technical Specialist, People’s Garden Initiative Coordinator | April 2, 2024

Nika Forte’ (Director) & Charlotte Sloan (Garden Manager) teach young Ona McGordon about the bugs that live in the soil & help plants grow. Picture take by Alison McGordon


Fridays on the Farm: Growing Hope with Gardens

Jonathan Groveman, NRCS, California | May 19, 2023

City Slicker Farms


Area 2 Farms: Growing Farms Near You

FPAC Strategic Communications | November 28, 2023

A man working with plants in a container


Joppy Momma’s Farm People’s Garden, Dallas, TX

Dee Ann Littlefield, USDA-NRCS, Texas | November 22, 2023

Kim High at her garden


Farewell and Thanks to Jorge, Our Headquarters Peoples Gardener

FPAC Strategic Communications | Oct 26, 2023

Jorge holding seed trays with Christie Vilsack, Master Gardener and wife of USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack


Happy Compromise Farm: Nourishing Their Community, Body and Soul

FPAC Strategic Communications | Oct 17, 2023

Eryn Leavens and Oliver Gawlick with boxes of fresh produce provided free to their neighbors and community



Minnesota's Project Sweetie Pie (video)

Minnesota NRCS | May 9, 2023

People working in a garden



Want to Compost in Your Garden Bed? Let the Worms Do It! | USDA

Jorge Penso, Natural Resources Conservation Service | April 13, 2023

Volunteers in the People’s Garden









Welcome to the People’s Garden | USDA

David Kidwell-Slak, Plant Materials Center Manager, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service | August 03, 2022

People working at the USDA People's Garden

In the News