The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) People’s Garden Project continues with some great fall programming. Workshops include instruction on food preservation techniques, cover crop selection, hoop house construction, and more. You can download the 2010 Fall Program Guide for specific details about their offerings. All programs are free and open to the public.
In addition, the USDA Farmers Market will continue through October 29 every Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is located in USDA’s parking lot, at the corner of 12th Street & Independence Avenue, SW. You can purchase locally grown fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs, maple products, baked goods, and much more from local producers from Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia. And on Friday, October 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the USDA will hold its Harvest Festival, which include music, food, games, and more.
For more information, you can visit the People’s Garden website or call (202) 708-0082.
A couple of great resources here. I’ve just joined a local steering committee on community gardens and I’m excited to see where it will go. Can’t wait to look deeper into this USDA site.
That is very cool about your work with your local community gardens. And I am sure that there will be information on the USDA site that will help you. If not, please email me and I will be happy to connect you to a friend who works on that project at the USDA.