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Peoples’ Garden Workshop focuses on healthy eating

What a beautiful, sunny, not-too-hot day in D.C.!

It was perfect for today’s Peoples’ Garden workshop, which focused broadly on the many ways you can make your garden work for you — by planting different vegetables, and knowing how they’re bets prepared. Volunteer staff presented tips on utilizing garden vegetables such as squash, greens, and peppers, and gave basic advice on preparation.

But to really help everyone visualize the great things that can come out of a well-stocked garden, guests visited the Chef’s Kitchen in the Peoples’ Garden, where staff from Share Our Strength showed everyone the preparation of their Ratatouille recipe, a baked vegetable dish with a variety of uses.

The Healthy Garden Workshops will continue through the summer at the Jamie L. Whitten Federal Building here in Washington. You can always check out the Peoples’ Garden on Twitter, too!

Volunteers present healthy growing and preparation principles in the garden

Volunteers present healthy growing and preparation principles in the garden

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