The USDA broke pavement last Thursday to establish the People's Garden at it's headquarters in DC (via Garden Rant and the White House Blog). The garden will return 1,250 square feet of unnecessarily paved space to a green space featuring native grasses and an organic vegetable garden. The vegetable garden will use compost from government cafeterias and the proceeds will be donated to local food banks. A visitor center is planned to educate tourists on sustainable gardening practices.
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