Green Visions: from no seeds to no canning jars: gardening in the time of coronavirus

Sep 16, 2020

Credit Haley Diem

Haley Diem was a little embarrassed this past weekend.

The One Vegetable, One Community coordinator (it's a new position this year at the Duluth Community Garden Program) had just covered every flat surface of her kitchen with home-grown produce and had only one thing left before she began her annual salsa-making operation: getting some canning jars.

Long story short, Diem returned home sans jars and had to start dumping out condiments and Mason-jar vases in order to start canning.

From no seeds available at the beginning of the year to a shortage of canning jars and lids now, it's been the best of times - and the worst of times - for vegetable gardeners this year.

More information about the Duluth Community Garden Program's 2020 Harvest Dinner is available here: