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Organic Takes Root Everywhere

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USDA People's GardenIn early 2009, Michelle Obama announced that she would be planting an organic garden on the White House front lawn. Across the city, the U.S. Department of Agriculture made a similar announcement about its own plan to grow an organic "People's Garden." This has sparked nationwide interest in "growing the 'O.'"  At the same time, as the following articles demonstrate, the growing interest in organic gardening has sparked innovation and re-defined ideas about where food can be grown.


USDA's People's Garden

The White House Organic Farm ("WHO Farm")

Jail Gardens

Two Men and a Truck


Photo of OTA Executive Director, Christine Bushway, National Organic Program's Deputy Administrator Barbara Robinson, and OTA Board President Julia Sabin preparing soil at USDA's People's Garden.