How gardening can help amid COVID-19

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 4:22pm


With much of the world cooped up indoors, trying to stop the spread of the coronavirus, an old idea is starting to take root — victory gardens. During World War I and World War II, there were food shortages, so governments encouraged people to use their backyards to grow vegetables to share with the community. Amid the coronavirus crisis, author Debi Goodwin suggests we start a garden, with social distancing, to ease some of that anxiety and build community at the same time.