Study shows more than half of Canadians began growing their own food at home this year

According to a report from Dalhousie University’s Agri-Food Analytics Lab, the coronavirus pandemic encouraged Canadians to get their hands dirty.

The report shows that one in five started growing their food for the first time during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

AAL research associate Lisa Mullins said, “Pandemic gardening is definitely a thing, the lockdown led a lot of people to look at their physical surroundings and say, ‘OK. What can I do to add a little joy to my life — to broaden my interests?”

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