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How to grow your own food in a modern-day victory garden

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/home/how-to-grow-your-own-food-in-a-modern-day-victory-garden/2020/04/05/6a0fa7f0-737f-11ea-a9bd-9f8b593300d0_story.html
One silver lining of the coronavirus lockdown is that it comes at the start of the growing season. Between now and the fall, folks have the chance to coax food from the soil while also feeding the soul.

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The Bullock Garden Project

The Bullock Garden Project

By Sonya Harris “Last week and in response to the brutal murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis that starkly reminded us we have a lot of work to repair, rebuild, and improve our institutions so all feel welcome and are protected, Sonya went unscripted and reflected her first-hand experience being a black woman, educator, and mother on Instagram, to share...

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What Food Security Looks Like…

What Food Security Looks Like…

18 million small diverse vegetable gardens with hens in the yard for egg production, and fruit trees growing throughout communities. Many of our elders and ancestors accomplished this in the United States in 1943, to self sustain and “boost morale” during WWI and WWII. Now we are gardening to cultivate our own sense of security in much different uncertain...

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Grid Philly: Grow Hope, Not Fear

Grid Philly: Grow Hope, Not Fear

A garden offers us fresh air, fresher now due to fewer cars on the road. A garden offers us a reconnection with the Earth, which could reduce COVID-19 ignited stress. A garden offers us time away from our screens, also a way to step away from the constant discussions about this virus. A garden offers for a teaching and learning experience with our neighbors, allowing for the mandated six-foot distance, of course, plus produce to share.

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The Philadelphia Inquirer: Philly garden activists are shipping millions of seeds to a nation fretting over food access during coronavirus pandemic

The Philadelphia Inquirer: Philly garden activists are shipping millions of seeds to a nation fretting over food access during coronavirus pandemic

by Samantha Melamed, April 27, 2020 One afternoon last week, at a table in the back of West Philadelphia’s Making Worlds bookstore, Kate Illes shook aji pepper seeds into hand-labeled envelopes. In a comfortable chair near a section on prisons and oppression, Nathan Kleinman bundled Brussels sprout seeds. And, over by the front desk, Trika Parasimo meted...

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Foodtank: Nate Kleinman and Albie Miles on Community Food Sovereignty During COVID-19

Foodtank: Nate Kleinman and Albie Miles on Community Food Sovereignty During COVID-19

What do community food systems look like during COVID-19? On “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani talks with Nate Kleinman, an activist and farmer who co-founded the Experimental Farming Network (EFN). EFN allows seed breeders and growers around the world to share techniques and calls-to-action, which Kleinman believes can help address climate change...

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