What do you guys think about the new USDA People’s Gardens program?
Part of me thinks it’s a cool way to get folks into gardening, but part of me thinks Mike Lieberman might be on to something here. The program encourages folks to register their community gardens, so that USDA can “showcase” them on an interactive garden map.
I’m all for growing food and all for showing it off to get folks excited about growing food themselves, but it’s a little bit hard to trust Tom Vilsack (former Monsanto employee), especially after all of the GM crop approvals that USDA has pushed through this year. Mike suggests that the ulterior motive here could be to track who is growing what and how much.
While I’m not sure whether I buy into all of the conspiracy theories around the food safety bill, I thought I’d throw this question out there and get your thoughts. Are you going to register your garden?
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