Are you a Guam gardener passionate about community empowerment?
Local gardens have been recognized through the USDA’s People’s Garden Initiative. All school gardens, community gardens, urban farms, and small farming projects that meet USDA standards are eligible for inclusion in the national initiative.
To participate in the People’s Garden Initiative, you must:
- A qualified garden should benefit the community by growing food, contributing to landscaping, providing wildlife habitat, and serving as an educational facility.
- A garden should be a collaborative effort. This includes groups working with USDA agencies, food banks, or local organizations.
- Gardens should also incorporate sustainable practices. For example, eligible gardens must use native species of plants.
- Finally, gardens should educate the public on sustainable gardening practices and share the importance of locally grown, healthy food sources.
The People’s Garden location will be added to the map on the USDA website and featured in USDA communications. An official People’s Garden sign will also be provided at the Garden location.
To register your garden today, please visit the USDA website and access the registration form.
According to the USDA video, “People’s Gardens build communities, grow nutritious foods, promote diverse and resilient local food systems, and foster green spaces for communities and the environment.” while showing what can be done on a small scale in the region.”