Wednesday, March 25, 2009
The People's Garden!
Before the new garden at the White House was planted, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack broke through asphalt at the United States Department of Agriculture to create "The People's Garden." The garden is designed to encourage average people to start their own gardens, as well as increasing awareness and appreciation of "green" concepts such as water retention and conservation, using native plants, soil conservation and appreciationg local, seasonal food production. For more information about The People's Garden, please visit: http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/%21ut/p/_s.7_0_A/7_0_1OB/.cmd/ad/.ar/sa.retrievecontent/.c/6_2_1UH/.ce/7_2_5JM/.p/5_2_4TQ/.d/1/_th/J_2_9D/_s.7_0_A/7_0_1OB?PC_7_2_5JM_contentid=2009%2F02%2F0042.xml&PC_7_2_5JM_parentnav=LATEST_RELEASES&PC_7_2_5JM_navid=NEWS_RELEASE#7_2_5JM