Agriculture Department to Demonstrate Green Infrastructure, Organic Farming in DC 'Outdoor Museum'

Agriculture Department to Demonstrate Green Infrastructure, Organic Farming in DC 'Outdoor Museum'

Heirloom and Pollinator Garden at USDA headquarters One of the more thoughtful landscaping undertakings I have seen will be installed over the next fifteen years on, appropriately enough, the grounds of the US Department of Agriculture headquarters in Washington. The site is prominently placed on the National Mall just steps away from the Washington Monument and will draw visitors to an “outdoor museum” of green infrastructure and sustainable gardening practices. The “People’s Garden,” as the project will be known, will be a welcome addition to the Mall, the nation’s most prominent green space but one that has never lived up to its full potential as a place for people . Today, it is largely a place for visitors to the nation’s capital to pass through as they visit the national museums and monuments, but not one whose grounds would influence many to linger. It is exciting t...

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