Growing Stressed? Start Growing Food.

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If you are feeling coronavirus (and other) stress, growing a little of your own food can help*, not just for the health-enhancing nutrients but also because planting a seed is the ultimate act of faith in the future and sometimes (like now) we just need to see that in action.

I still have two beds and a raised planter left in my home garden (the rest I’ve eliminated in preparation for ) and I’m planting today, even though I didn’t plan to do so ever again at the home where I have lived for almost 25 years. My friend Rashid’s** words to me from years ago, “,” ring in my ear, and this recent stop at a community garden while in south Florida during yet another this past week, pictured above, clinched my decision.

If interested, this little post, titled , may offer you some tips, targeted to my local grow zones with some general advice for everyone (note that links don’t work but I can locate them for you, if you need something specific). ***, has many more (and I also love ). There are some that may inspire you a bit. Feel free to if you need any other help.

* I started growing food after 9/11. It helped.

** Here is my review of

*** And, as always, proceeds from the sale of my book help provide food for those in need

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