COVID-19 Crisis Highlights Urgent Need for Urban Community Gardens

We’ve been saying this for years–urban spaces need to set aside areas for community gardens. This ongoing crisis just highlights how important having local food sources is, especially in times like these. Being food secure lessens people’s panic and anxiety over an uncertain future. Food is a basic need after all. And now, more than ever, people need fresh, healthy, sustainable food to boost their immunity and improve their health.

In Our Farm Republic, one of the presentations we usually deliver is about container gardening, in the hope that other people will be encouraged to plant their own vegetables and fruits in their own homes using recycled and easily available materials.

We hope that when all of this is over, local authorities in urban areas would include a plan for establishing community gardens in their respective areas of jurisdiction. We never know when the next crisis will hit, so it’s best that we’re ready.

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