U.S. Department of Agriculture Peopleâs Garden Initiative Therapy Gardens at the 2012 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, in Washington, D.C., Thursday, June 28, 2012 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The small raised beds provide therapy for a personâs spirit, by providing a low-impact exercise for people within a wide range of abilities. Their height and dimension allow those in wheelchairs access to the center bed. 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 21, 2014
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