USDA

By Lucia June 22, 2010

When I was working in Washington DC, I wanted to see Michelle Obama’s vegetable garden. I tried to track it down, but ended up at a small garden outside the headquarters of the US Department of Agriculture right near the Smithsonian. There are a bunch of vegetable gardens the USDA has started to run this year. In May, chard and kale were growing.

I went inside the USDA headquarters to check out the visitors center. It was really strange. It had some of the nicest volunteers, who showed me a display of food the USDA has been involved in creating (like boxed mashed potatoes) and gave me a collection of pamphlets. Like this one, about attack worms.

Really cool gardens, kind of outdated visitors center.

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