Is gardening the new sourdough?

From beans growing in a trellis to figuring out what will sprout best on the fire escape, people across the country have turned to gardening as a means to nurture life while in isolation. For Grub Street, Chris Crowley writes about how he and so many others have begun to shop for seeds, including first-time home gardeners and those concerned with food resiliency. Even seed companies are experiencing shipping delays and shortages, according to Crowley. While some individuals have used gardening as a hobby to pass the time, others are growing veggies to ensure fresh food access for people in their local communities. 

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