Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces 2010 'People's Garden' Summer Programs for the General Public
WASHINGTON, May 11, 2010 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced "The People's Garden" healthy garden series summer program with a full range of programming for both kids and adults. The Healthy Garden Workshops will primarily be for adults, while the Growing Healthy Kids will be offered for young people.
BY Charlene M. Shupp Espenshade
WASHINGTON — Rural America is in a “silent crisis,” USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack said at the Cosmos Club on Monday. It is a crisis that, if left unchecked, could have consequences far beyond the countryside.
”There is not an appreciation for the role (farmers) play in our economy,” Vilsack said.
By Susan Schneider