During World War I and World War II, millions of Americans started Victory Gardens. Today, they’re starting COVID gardens.
Lisa Helm is the founder of Dayton Urban Grown, a farm in the city.
She says she’s been super busy since mid-March when demand for gardening skills and supplies skyrocketed.
“All the major seed suppliers were sold out and had to close for a while because there were so many people buying seeds, and then there was a run on baby chickens,” Helm says with a laugh. “You couldn’t buy baby chickens anywhere!”