By Lisa Miskelly, assistant director of farm and food

I keep remarking to myself how fascinating it is that the COVID outbreak is happening right as spring is dawning, as the plants are coming out of dormancy and emerging into life all around us. What a strange paradox that when we as humans most want to be outside and be with friends and neighbors, we are facing the need to social distance for the health of ourselves and communities. How do we cope with this? This is beyond difficult, but for any of us with a yard, a community garden nearby, a neighbor with a yard, or a sunny spot on a porch, balcony, or windowsill, we have the opportunity to grow some food for ourselves, our neighbors, or a local pantry. The video below will help you get started.

For additional tips and tricks on how to garden at home, tune into Farminar: Digging into Gardening at 12:15 p.m. April 23 via Zoom. The event is co-hosted by Alternative Spring Break, LaFarm, and the Office of Sustainability.

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