Journal of NACAA

Plan the Garden, Preserve the Harvest!

ISSN 2158-9429

Volume 14, Issue 2 - December 2021

Editor: Executive Director

Abstract

In 2020, COVID-19-related state lockdowns contributed to a sudden surge of home gardening and home food preservation interest across the United States. While the number of home gardeners and home food preservers increased drastically, many consumers lacked personal knowledge or awareness of available resources for their newly acquired hobbies. The expansion in home gardening and home food preservation activities contributed to necessary supplies becoming scarce through traditionally accessible commercial avenues. This shortage left many consumers unaware and with a lack of knowledge regarding purchasing options for essential equipment and supplies to properly conduct these activities.

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