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People's Garden Initiative  

The People's Garden Initiative is an effort by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) which challenges its employees to establish People's Gardens at USDA facilities worldwide or help communities create gardens. People's Gardens vary in size and type, but all have a common purpose - to help the community they're within and the environment.  Community gardens unite neighborhoods in a common effort and inspire simple solutions to some of the most persistent issues plaguing our country - from hunger to the environment.



People's Garden Initiative Information

People's Garden Letter - Tom Vilsack - USDA Secretary

USDA's People's Garden Initiative Brochure


Success Stories

Growing Places Farm and Energy Park Cowichie Community Garden


Growing Places Farm & Energy Park Centrailia


Cowiche Community Garden



Island Terrace Bainbridge Island



Thurston County      Food Bank



Pioneer Village    Toppenish



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Last modified: January 21, 2011