During World War II, food rations had spurned the popularization of "Victory Gardens" to offset pressure on the food supply. Now in the midst of COVID-19, looming food shortages due to outbreaks at processing plants are motivating more people to try out their green thumbs.
Three years ago, I started a garden based on the methods of Masanobu Fukuoka called "Do Nothing Farming." It is a natural method of gardening where you simply spread straw, cast seed balls into your plot, and wait.
We were reluctant to get a dog, but a year into owning a Golden Retriever, we could not imagine life without one.
Science proves it: having trees and plants near us makes us healthier. While we hold our breath watching world leaders ignore the realities of climate change, we can take matters into our own hands in our own backyard.
The late Masanobu Fukuoka invented a method of farming that requires no tilling, no weeding, little watering, and yet yields bountiful results. Do nothing gardening is taking his vision to a smaller scale and using the same techniques in your small space at home.