Pandemic, high grocery prices lead more Americans to gardening
With rising costs and limited options in some produce aisles, even more people are growing their own food after a pandemic-fueled major gardening boom.
If you’re looking to save money on groceries amid record inflation, one solution is to grow your own. The COVID-19 pandemic spawned a major gardening boom, and millions of Americans became new gardeners.
Now with rising costs and limited options in some produce aisles, more people are growing their own food. This planting season, both seed companies and community gardens are seeing steady increases in demand.
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Seed St. Louis is a nonprofit with hundreds of community garden projects in St. Louis. The nonprofit’s community gardens saw a 40% increase last year, and they’re on track for another 30% increase this spring.