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Victory Gardens 2.0: Grow Your Own Food During Covid-19 Pandemic

Victory Gardens in World War II produced about a third of America's vegetables. While we are staying home during the COVID 19 crisis, it’s a perfect time to revive that spirit and grow some healthy, fresh food. Gardening is also therapeutic, a great way to calm your mind and find peace in a challenging time. Raise some fresh food for yourself, your neighbors or to donate to a food pantry. Beets, spinach, kale, and red lettuce grow quickly and are especially useful while many of us are eating more shelf-stable food and getting less fresh veggies. You can start with seeds or buy seedlings and jumpstart your garden. Garden Centers are considered essential businesses because of their role in growing food. Many are offering call ahead or on-line ordering as well as no contact curbside pickup. In addition to the big retailers, most local centers are open and ready to help. Siebenthaler has locations in Centerville (937) 434-1326 and Beavercreek (937) 427-4110. North Dayton Garden Center on Brandt Pike (937) 233-5761.  Knollwood Gardens in Beavercreek (937)426.0861.

This is the perfect time to connect with your inner gardener!

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