Happy Earth Day, Everyone!
Here at the Slow Food USA offices, we’re planting our window boxes full of herbs, and beginning our office composting; around the country, Americans are planting trees and gardens; Obama will be visiting a wind turbine; over at the USDA, the People’s Garden is growing. As stated in the USDA Press Release:
AGRICULTURE SECRETARY VILSACK EXPANDS “THE PEOPLE’S GARDEN” TO PROMOTE HEALTHY FOOD, PEOPLE AND COMMUNITIES ACROSS THE NATION
WASHINGTON, April 22, 2009 – In honor of Earth Day, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack declared the entire grounds at the USDA Jamie L. Whitten Building as ‘The People’s Garden’ and unveiled plans to create a sustainable landscape on the grounds.
“USDA is an every day every way kind of department and this garden will help illustrate the many ways USDA works to provide a sustainable, safe and nutritious food supply as well as protect and preserve the landscape where that food is produced,” said Vilsack. “The garden will help explain to the public how small things they can do at home, at their business or on their farm or ranch, can promote sustainability, conserve the nation’s natural resources, and make America a leader in combating climate change.”
To read the entire release, click here.