A Global Pandemic sure changes how you look at everyday life. It’s important to take this seriously, to flatten the curve or halt the exponential spread of infection. Here at Peace Tree, we’re committed to the health and safety of our employees, customers, and the community at large and are doing everything possible to do our part.

We also think it’s important to Keep Calm and Grow Plants. As travel restrictions and quarantines continue to expand in geographical reach and severity the light shines more brightly on self-reliance, self-awareness, and also doing your part in watching out for others and their safety. One of those ways is to create ‘social distance’ (think this will make the Oxford List of New Terms this year?), setting up your own space and happy zone in the form of a thriving garden.

Elderflower

My backyard elderflower always brings me peace

What a great time to think about gardening and more specifically about organic vegetable gardening. The timing is right in many ways. We’re at the cusp of early spring – there is still time to plan your garden and vegetable garden, still, time to order plants, and still, time to educate and promote veggie gardening for the 2020 season. The timing is also right in that grocery stores are overrun with crowds and empty shelves right now highlighting the insecurities in our industrial supply chain.

Perhaps it’s time to think more critically about where our food comes from and how to be more self-sufficient and feel safer by growing our own kitchen garden, even if it is simply containers on a balcony, porch, or even windowsill.

Containers are great for edibles!

I’ll get off my ‘know where your food comes from’ soapbox and in the coming days share with you more posts on how to start your own vegetable garden along with our favorite Peace Tree Organics vegetables for spring.

I truly believe in the healing power of gardening. Now more than ever, we need to find solace and peace in what we can build and grow with our own hands and in the power and life of soil! Perhaps this season, more than any in the recent past, will be the season that we take to our gardens, sowing resilience and strength one plant at a time.

My little backyard garden pumps out the produce!

Alex Traven is our resident bee-keeper stocking us with honey and pollinators!