People are confined at home because of the traveling restrictions imposed during the Covid-19 pandemic. Unable to go to places, they have rediscovered the value of their back gardens. Online seed and garden supplies companies are experiencing an unprecedented increase on sales and the “Dig for Victory” phrase has re-emerged.
In RTE’s news article “Gardening boom continues with GIY initiative”, Eleanor Mannion interviews Jennier Farrell (Grow it Forward, Greystones), Dermot Byrne & Fionnula Halpin, Mud Island Community Garden. They share their experiences about the benefits of gardening and the challenges Covid-19 creates.