Social distancing guidelines put into place to combat COVID-19 have left many of us at home and feeling relatively immobile. However, gardening is a great social distancing activity to get outside and move around. It can be enjoyed by the whole family! Together, you can reap the rewards of a beautiful garden and perhaps some delicious vegetables!
Here are 7 urban farmers on Instagram as a way to connect more to food sources, to rethink sustainability in urban design and to find ways to support local agriculture while social distancing.
Urban Gardeners Republic
Boasting the largest online community of urban gardeners worldwide, Urban Gardeners Republic is an awesome resource for anyone who’s thinking about starting an urban garden. Their account is curated from community bloggers around the world through the hashtag #UrbanGardenersRepublic, meaning there’s always something exotic to check out on their page. (Photo via @urbangardenersrepublic)
Based in sunny Sacramento, Kyle Hagerty and Morgan Daily share beautiful pics of all the amazing urban produce and greens they grow in this hip photog gallery. You’re welcome, in advance. (Photo via @urbanfarmstead)
DIY garden blogger and author Stephanie Rose is telling the world how good a little time outdoors can be for you, even with a small backyard. Follow her Instagram for some much needed gardening therapy and beautiful urban garden inspiration. (Photo via @garden_therapy)
The Mocha Gardener
Seeing some of the unique sights of lots of veggies growing is really fascinating. This year, @the.mocha.gardener is growing a lot more medicinal herbs and flower which will be wonderful ingredients in some homemade tinctures and infusions that they plan to make.
New Roots for Refuuges
At a time when fear is creating far too many barriers, @NewRootsKC is a shining example of an open-armed welcome. Founded by Catholic Charities in conjunction with @CultivateKC (another great urban farming feed!), the program helps refugees “put down new roots” by helping them to found their own small farm businesses.