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Blossom and German Extra Hardy garlic are some of the garlic varieties in this raised bed garden, equipped with drip watering system at the People's Garden at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Washington D.C., on Thursday, March 17, 2011. Volunteers pitch in several times a week, to weed, mulch, plant, water and what ever it takes to grow a wide variety of produce. Although a few are ornamental, most are destined for charity kitchens. Located on the corner of Jefferson Drive, SW and 12th St. SW, people often stop to ask questions about the garden. Part of the volunteersâ training is to be a spokesperson for the People's Garden Initiative, an effort by the USDA that challenges its employees to establish People's Gardens at USDA facilities worldwide or help communities create gardens. People's Gardens vary in size and type, but all have a common purpose - to help the community and the environment. USDA photo by Lance Cheung.
May 11, 2014
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