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Department of Health and Human Services

Vegetable Patch at the Office

Grow vegetables on the office land that is being maintained with expensive flowering and other shrubs. Possibly employees can have their 'own' community style patches and the produce could be sold farm-stand style or given to the cafeteria kitchen as a donation or at low cost. The landscapers can be engaged in the maintenance, organic upkeep and as the knowledge experts. Think squash, tomatoes, beans, peppers, pumpkins... more »

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Department of Energy

Feeding America

Consider use of required art funding to plant use and native plants along side federal highways, buildings, and infrastructure. It currently costs the federal governement millions of dollars to "beautify" federal infrastructure that has to be supported and maintained. Make the "beautification" come through art dollars to create renewable and edible landscaping. Local entities can utilize the fresh results to feed the... more »

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