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Deputy Secretary Merrigan tours Cleveland Food Bank discusses United We Serve

When President Obama announced United We Serve, a summer service initiative to encourage all Americans to reach out in service to their neighbors and communities, he was very clear that the government acting alone can’t pull America through these hard economic times. Read more »

Vilsack announces ARRA projects to benefits our National Forests

Secretary Vilsack just announced an additional $274 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding for conservation and restoration projects in our nation’s forests. The money will mean more American jobs, better trails and scenery in the forests, and new work to maintain these national treasures. The announcement also brings the total figure for ARRA funds dedicated to National Forests to more than $936 million. Read more »

Getting ready for another Healthy Garden Workshop!

It’s an absolutely beautiful day here in Washington, D.C., and we’re setting up to put on the third week of Healthy Garden Workshops. If you’re not in town, you can still follow the Peoples’ Garden on Twitter, or check back later for a full report on the afternoon fun!

Secretary Vilsack on the road this weekend as Rural Tour continues

The Rural Tour is in full swing after eight successful events across America – and everyone is gearing up for a big weekend.

Secretary Vilsack is traveling today to La Crosse, Wisconsin alongside Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood to discuss economic development for rural America. Read more »

Peoples’ Garden provides tips, workshops on gardening

Do you want to make your garden the best it can be? Do you want to learn more about how to conserve as much as possible, while cultivating a thriving garden? Read more »

Secretaries Vilsack, LaHood make Rural Tour stop in Wisconsin

Secretary Vilsack, accompanied by Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, held a community forum in Wisconsin today to discuss economic development in rural America. Read more »