U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Peopleâs Garden Initiative Pollinator Gardens provide benefits to everyone at the 2012 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, June 28, 2012. The flowers attract bees, hummingbirds and bats that carry pollen from flower to flower making it possible for food plants to produce their fruit and vegetables. The Peopleâs Garden Initiative reminds folks to select a variety of native plants the bloom in early, mid and late season. One of the three themes this year is âCampus and Community.â It celebrates the 150 years of the USDA and the Land-Grant University System. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Land-Grant system extend education across the country, contributing to American agriculture success and rural prosperity. âCampus and Communityâ has demonstrations, discussions, hands-on activities, and entertainment to that showcase the many ways that this partnership works to improve American agriculture and rural life. USDA photo by Lance Cheung.
April 26, 2014
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