USDA People's Garden


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Waiting for the lights to shine on The People's Tree #capitoltree2012

Gobble...Gobble...People's Garden on the run! #HappyThanksgiving

#thumbsup for salad that they grew themselves! #healthykids

making salads from the #garden Powell ES

making salads from the #garden Powell ES

Working w/ in the habitat garden #NationalPlantingDay

Time to pick our mushrooms:

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Called royal trumpet like the instrument or the king oyster mushroom.

Shiitake mushrooms have been grown in japan for thousands of years

Have you ever eaten a pom pom mushroom? It's sweet and totaling weird looking.

Oyster mushrooms in nature grow on woods & trees. Here they're grown on straw / cotton seed hulls:

White and brown agaricus mushrooms are common mushrooms for grilling, pizza, sauce, etc..

We're about to take you on a tour of the mushroom display in the Farmers Market w Katie from Penn State Extension

Farmers use scarecrows to keep birds out of their fields. Come make a mini scarecrow like this:

Volunteers & gardens go together like peas (shoots) and carrots! Today's harvest:

Visitor just asked "Is it Earth Day?" Every day is Earth Day when working in the garden!

Just delivered our garden harvest to . Together we can end hunger, what will you do? #wfd2012

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Using a traditional furrowing machine to prepare rows 4 onions, garlic and shallots

Here's a photo of volunteers digging up our rice paddy for winter

Our bees are busy buzzzzing around #gardenfriends