U.S. Department of Agriculture Peopleâs Garden Initiative incorporate and display sustainable practices that nurture, maintain and protect the environment here at this living exhibit, during the 2012 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, June 28, 2012. The types of gardens demonstrated include all access, edible, pollinator, and container. These gardens surround a shed with sustainable features utilizing reclaimed materials, making and using compost, setting up a rain barrel, and installing a green roof. 20-minute demonstrations on these sustainable practices are offered daily. 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.
May 6, 2014
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