DO YOU REMEMBER the first couple of weeks of Covid-19 and the toilet paper shortage? Then came the flour and other dry supplies, followed by yeast. Next came the seed shortage. Suppliers in town could not refill the shelves fast enough, so most grocery stores and points of sales have restrictions on how much a person can buy.
Not to forget, we went through and are still occasionally witnessing a shortage of disinfectant wipes, hand sanitizer, gloves and masks. Things got better with restrictions, yes, but what a jittery bunch we are.
There are good things that this crisis has spurred though. People removing lawns and putting in gardens is a great thing if they do not hoard seeds, since a little goes a long way. Still, growing food and ensuring bloomy havens for pollinators is just about the best we can do with our personal or rented patch of land.