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#AskUSDA: A Conversation Between Gardeners

USDA Executive Master Gardener Dora Flores (IT & eGov Team for USDA-AMS) poses proudly with the HQ People's Garden weekly harvest, which she helped grow and pick.

USDA Executive Master Gardener Dora Flores (IT & eGov Team for USDA-AMS) poses proudly with the HQ People's Garden weekly harvest, which she helped grow and pick.

The arrival of fall doesn’t mean that garden season is over. In fact, the People’s Garden Initiative wants to keep the conversation growing! Throughout the growing season, People’s Garden staff and Executive Master Gardener volunteers at USDA Headquarters are asked hundreds of questions on the why, how, when and what of gardening. You too may be digging for answers on ways to turn your thumb a healthier shade of green.

You may have some of the same questions like:

How do I start a People’s Garden?

Where do I go for local gardening advice?

What should I plant with my students or children?

If you’re interested in getting answers to your community or school garden questions then join us on Wednesday, October 24 at 2 p.m. EDT for a live twitter chat with Annie Ceccarini, Outreach and Education Specialist for the People’s Garden Initiative. During the live Twitter chat, Annie will answer YOUR questions related to the Department’s gardening program and general gardening questions.

You can send your questions on gardening in advance to the @USDA Twitter account using hashtags #AskUSDA and #PeoplesGarden

USDA Executive Master Gardeners Jenifer Stevenson (Loan Specialist for USDA-Rural Development on left) and Effie Baldwin (Management Resource Officer for USDA-National Institute of Food and Agriculture on right) work hard at picking Tomato 'Abraham Lincoln' in the Headquarters People's Garden. Volunteers harvest from the garden during lunchtime every Tuesday. Over 1,000 lbs of fresh produce has been donated to a local community kitchen so far this year.

USDA Executive Master Gardeners Jenifer Stevenson (Loan Specialist for USDA-Rural Development on left) and Effie Baldwin (Management Resource Officer for USDA-National Institute of Food and Agriculture on right) work hard at picking 'Abraham Lincoln tomatoes' in the Headquarters People's Garden. Volunteers harvest from the garden during lunchtime every Tuesday. Over 1,000 lbs of fresh produce has been donated to a local community kitchen so far this year.

People’s Gardens have expanded to all 50 states, three U.S. territories and twelve foreign countries. They are located at faith-based centers, on federal leased or owned property, at schools and other places within the community. Search the People’s Gardens Interactive Map to find out where our gardens are located.

See you Wednesday!

2 Responses to “#AskUSDA: A Conversation Between Gardeners”

  1. Emilio Bernard says:

    Jenifer Stevenson greeting’s i going to live in Puerto rico, in the isalnd i live in a rural area and i would like your help to start a proyect to grow in tables 20′/ 4′ in control environment, please please direct me to right dept. for me to get help. by the way i want my hole community benefit also

  2. Jim Cook says:

    @ Dora, Looks like you all have a great crop of heirloom veggies going on there!! Nice!

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