As people enter the âCampus and Communityâ section of the 2012 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, June 28, 2012, they walk through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Peopleâs Garden Initiative's display of sustainable practices that nurture, maintain and protect the environment. The types of gardens demonstrated include all access (far right), edible (beyond shed), pollinator (far left), and container (front). These gardens surround a shed with sustainable features built with reclaimed materials, how to make and use compost, how to set 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 17, 2014
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