The number of people living in D.C. is booming, and so too is the number of rats. Kojo talks about how D.C.'s rodent problem is affecting the city and what's being done to fight off the pests.
Guest Host: Marc Fisher
It’s an organic vegetable garden on the nation’s front yard. Last year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture established “The People’s Garden Initiative”– a program to plant more than 300 sustainable gardens across the country. We’ll meet the horticulturalist who’s growing peas, tomatoes and eggplants along Independence Avenue.
- Livia Marques Special Assistant for Horticultural Crops, United States Department of Agriculture; Director, the People's Garden Initiative
USDA Expands “The People’s Garden” (2009)
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