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Pandemic sprouts budding interest in gardening, local food


April 19, 2020

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — To help decrease the spread of COVID-19, residents across the country, and here in West Virginia, are being asked to stay home, except to get the essentials such as food and medicine. Although the National Grocers Association assures there's not a food shortage in the U.S., some store shelves are sparse.

As spring unfolds across the Mountain State, the pandemic is driving an influx of West Virginians back to the garden and to some of the state's local farmers.

WVU Extension Service has seen firsthand the growing interest in planting and tending a garden. The WVU...

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