People's Garden

Title

People's Garden

Description

Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, established the People's Garden on the site of a former parking lot outside the Department of Agriculture in 2009. The garden is maintained by volunteers from the Department. All of the produce grown in the garden is donated to local food pantries and soup kitchens. This garden served as the start of a People's Garden program; there are now People's Gardens in all 50 states.

Source

US Department of Agriculture Flickr Account. View original.

Date

2009 (dedicated)

Coverage

Location

1400 Independence Ave., SW

Description

Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, established the People's Garden on the site of a former parking lot outside the Department of Agriculture in 2009. The garden is maintained by volunteers from the Department. All of the produce grown in the garden is donated to local food pantries and soup kitchens. This garden served as the start of a People's Garden program; there are now People's Gardens in all 50 states.

Date

2009 (dedicated)

Coverage

2000-present

Source

US Department of Agriculture Flickr Account. View original.