From sea to shiny beaches, individuals began to grow on their plates, wanting to live independently and instead of buying from a grocery store.
According to horticulturalists, the country has created seed shortage as food companies explode to meet the supply and demand of seed companies.
Bonnie, the largest national supplier and producer and producer of vegetables and herbs in the United States, found that two generations out of five Americans under the age of 35 are growing food.
The forces of Christchurch University of Vincennes are embracing the movement.
“I decided to grow my own food because I was cheaper, easier to collect and fresher,” he said. It also reduces the carbon footprint on the planet because you don’t have to drive to the store.
Epidemic The fact that the plague entered the supermarket does not always mean that what you are looking for is in stock and available for purchase.
Why are more people growing up or raising their own food because of the COVID-19 epidemic, disrupting the food supply chain, spending more time at home, more self-confidence, and improving safety and mental health in difficult times? ” (Farm Coordinator Jennifer Netles).
During the Covenant-19 epidemic, more than 20 million Americans planted vegetables for the first time, including bony plants.
“Based on the availability of plants, there was definitely an increase in the number of gardens,” said Netsels. When we look back to get seeds for the greenhouse, there was a shortage, and we know that many people buy seeds. Even trees and shrubs were hard to find.
Valerie Klingman, director of Purdue Extension-Knox County Extension Teacher-Ag and County Extension Director, thinks the increase in horticulture is the cause of the COVID-19 epidemic.
“People had more time for gardening because they had more homes, and there was a shortage of some grocery stores (such as toilet paper, meat, etc.), and many speculated that there would be food shortages in stores,” says Clemerman. I think the other reason people want to make their own food is because they know how it grows.
A new VU gardening course is for students interested in urban food this fall.
“We look at the diet, how it grows, the history of the plant, where it came from and the nutritional value of the plant,” he said.
Individuals interested in food and agricultural degree programs at VU have many options.
In 2019, the university unveiled a state-of-the-art 45,000-square-foot farm with 13 acres of forest, modern learning spaces and bee colonies.
VU offers a variety of plants, fruits, flowers, trees, and shrubs and offers a degree in art and science in horticulture. The program offers courses in soil science, greenhouse management and therapeutic horticulture. Therapeutic gardening focuses on the realities of gardening, which is designed to facilitate interaction with natural healers, which can increase human growth and well-being.
The two-year agricultural program has been a collaborative effort between VU and Purdue University since 1957. Transfer of VU graduates to Purdue or to another four-year institution, entering a career in agriculture or farming.
VU will focus on new sustainable food and agricultural systems. Students study the design and management principles of organic, low-input, locally produced and marketable, or integrated urban farming systems.
The Urban Agriculture Program teaches students about gardening, roofing and porch gardening, community gardening in vacant lots and parks, suburban farming, and open grazing. Students develop skills in urban agriculture, as well as a special understanding of environmental health, urban development, and fresh food opportunities.
Many people have created kitchens in their backyards and raised chickens, creating the term COVID cluckers.
Learning to grow your own food or feed your community can lead to experiences.
Jeffersonville forces, Indiana, for many reasons received a garden. She grows into mashed potatoes, peppers and lettuce.
“The benefits of growing your own food are healthy, you know what you put on them (e.g. fertilizer and / or pesticide), it tastes better and the product is worth the energy you put in,” he said. “I enjoy seeing my plants grow and the hard work I have done in plants and seeing flowers or vegetables or fruits that have really grown.
Klingman remembers the many benefits of practice, therapy, success, stress relief, family reunion while working in the garden, or meeting new people to share stories and advice.
“Every year is a different learning experience,” Klingman added.
According to a study by the American Grocery Market Market Trends 2019, Zoomers (aka Gen Z) are known to prefer fresh, natural and healthy foods. Raising it will test all those boxes, especially during a pandemic.