The 2020 Pandemic Gardening Craze - To Be Continued!
by Emily Taylor, UCCE Master Gardener of Amador County
In early March, when the world shut down and quarantining became a worldwide reality, there were two hobbies that brought people together through Zoom, on-line chats, Facebook and Instagram, sourdough bread baking and gardening!
With the latter, people got digging, planting and designing gardens at a rate that hasn’t been seen since the Victory Gardens of years past. Gardens gave people and communities a sense of optimism and good things to come, a place to book mark our anxiety and malaise about a world gone array. March spurred a run on seeds, compost and veggies starts. People were literally getting back to their roots and digging deep!