This summer, we’ve had the privilege to hear from all sorts of experts in the Peoples’ Garden at USDA, as part of the Healthy Garden Workshops series. We’ve learned about gardening various delicious vegetables, controlling pests, and preparing garden-grown foods. This afternoon, visitors to the USDA tents on the National Mall were treated to a really interesting presentation on pollination. Read more »
Chris Mather, USDA Director of Communications, traveled with Secretary Vilsack to Kenya for the AGOA (African Growth and Opportunity Act) Summit. Today she shares her thoughts on segments of the trip when they traveled beyond the city limits of Nairobi for educational events. Read more »
This week, the U.S. Forest Service celebrates the 65th birthday of one of its most prolific workers — Smokey Bear. This afternoon in the Whitten Federal Building, area children and the public joined the agency for Smokey’s official birthday celebration, where Forest Service officials had nothing but praise for his work. Read more »
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. Read more »
Justin Maxey comes from a long line of cattle farmers and has had every intention of continuing that legacy since he was a young boy. Now working in partnership with his father, this fourth-generation farmer owns 90 cows and 115 acres, and he hopes to continue growing. Read more »