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Apr 12, 2020

This spring, thanks to COVID-19, most Americans find themselves stuck at home. If you’re fortunate enough to have a backyard, it’s a wonderful escape. But what to do with all your free time? Here’s an idea: Grow food. And while you’re at it, you may as well get creative. Herb spirals were popularized decades ago […]

Apr 06, 2020

During World War II, Americans were urged to plant “victory gardens” as the nation faced potential food shortages. Popularized by women’s clubs and patriotic posters, the movement caught on, and an estimated 40 percent of the nation’s supply of fresh vegetables were soon produced in backyards, front yards, church lots and school grounds. The COVID-19 […]

Apr 05, 2020

Got seeds? Seed sellers across North America have been overwhelmed by skyrocketing demand in recent weeks as home gardeners are preparing to grow their own vegetables in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Starting around March 16, online seed stores saw a huge spike in orders for vegetable seeds, as fears emerged that the pandemic […]

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Marty Derks wouldn’t usually spend eight hours on a Sunday grinding corn, but the Canadian... (more)

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