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Still Trying To Grow Your Own Food? Master Gardeners Offering Online Classes

Bagged startup gardening kits, called Grab and Grow Gardens, await distribution at Kitchens for Good in Chollas View.
Bennett Lacy
Bagged startup gardening kits, called Grab and Grow Gardens, await distribution at Kitchens for Good in Chollas View.
What were some of the challenges people encountered? Have they stuck with it? Master Gardener Maria Mata joined Midday Edition on Monday to answer those questions and talk about the organization's Spring Seminar.

This time last year, some items were in short supply on grocery store shelves. This and having fewer reasons to leave the house because of the stay-at-home order, led to many people deciding to try their hand at gardening.

Last April, when many San Diegans were attempting to grow their own food for the first time, Master Gardener Sommer Cartier told KPBS Midday Edition about a program the organization launched to help gardening newbies.

“I think what’s happening is this pandemic is forcing people to reassess their lifestyle and consumption choices and a lot of people are realizing how dependent we are on others for just our basic food needs and so what I think they’re trying to do is to reclaim some of that control,” she said in April.

What were some of the challenges people encountered? Have they stuck with it?

Master Gardener Maria Mata joined Midday Edition on Monday to answer those questions and talk about the organization's Spring Seminar.

The UCCE Master Gardener program of San Diego County is offering 13 classes and three workshops online for $35. Registration ends on Wednesday.