The People’s Garden works with agencies and offices across the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and with federal, state and local partners to start and sustain gardens with the mission of growing healthy food, people and communities. USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service, Transportation and Marketing Program oversees the Initiative for the Department.
Our Impact confirms that the simple act of planting a garden can unite neighbors in a common effort and inspire locally led solutions to challenges facing our country - from hunger to climate change. People’s Gardens enable healthy eating, connect people to agriculture, demonstrate sustainable landscaping practices, and serve as launch pads for communities to begin selling locally-produced agricultural products at farmers markets and CSAs across America.
…the most valuable of all arts will be the art of deriving a comfortable subsistence from the smallest area of soil.
– Abraham Lincoln