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In case you haven’t heard, the new Secretary of Agriculture has struck a blow for bringing production back to the people. On the bicentennial of Lincoln’s birthday, Vilsak literally broke ground at the USDA’s headquarters, declaring a patch of pavement to be returned back to green.
It is essential for the federal government to lead the way in enhancing and conserving our land and water resources,” said Vilsack. “President Obama has expressed his commitment to responsible stewardship of our land, water and other natural resources, and one way of restoring the land to its natural condition is what we are doing here today - “breaking pavement” for The People’s Garden.”
This is the first in what Vilsak plans to be a community garden at each USDA facility worldwide. Hooray! Nice to see the government leading by example, for a change.