One Home, One Garden

Strengthening local food production systems is critical to minimizing disruptions in the food supply chain caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and other crises. In this regard, urban agriculture can play an important role in the era of rapid urbanization. Among diverse types of urban agriculture, home gardening is a simple but effective option. In addition to providing physical exercise and therapeutic relief, home gardening is an important source of fresh produce. Professor Lal is shown here with recently harvested bottle gourds (the photo shows Dr. Lal holding a gourd 1 meter (40 in) long, weighing in at 6.5 lbs. (3 kg)), along with radishes, beans, and peppers. In the present era of numerous disruptions in food supply chain, the motto should be “one home, one garden.”