The People's Garden, named in honor of President Lincoln's description of USDA as the "People's Department," began with one garden at USDA Headquarters in 2009. Soon thereafter USDA employees began building similar gardens at USDA facilities worldwide or within the communities where they work. The effort has since grown into a collaborative effort of over 1,500 local and national organizations all working together to establish community and school gardens that incorporate sustainable practices and improve communities across the country.
Through this effort USDA demonstrates that the simple act of planting a garden can help unite neighborhoods in a common effort and inspire locally-led solutions to challenges facing our country.
Learn how you can join the movement by visiting the People’s Garden website.
Annie Ceccarini, Manager