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Melanie Wong | Apr 4, 202002:06 PM     9

While some of y'all have been obsessing about the hoarding of TP, https://www.chowhound.com/post/panic-..., others have been buying out seeds and plant starts to grow food at home during the Covid-19 crisis.

" . . . Nurseries, which are considered essential businesses in some states, are scrambling to keep up with demand, and some have begun to offer curbside pickup and delivery to respect social distancing guidelines.

Seed companies are also inundated. Late last month, Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds closed their website to catch up on a record number of orders, while Johnny’s Seed Company co-CEO Gretchen Kruysman reported that the company has seen a 300 percent increase in orders since early March.

'If you could see our graph of orders as a stairway to heaven right now, it’s going straight up,' Kruysman told Civil Eats. 'We’ve never seen this happen before'. . ."

The Moment for Food Sovereignty is Now Civil Eats

From panic planting to cooperative gardens, farmers focused on equity and food justice know that ‘if you can feed yourself, you can free yourself.’

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