Coping with stress through gardening
Since the pandemic began, staying home has been one of the best ways to control the spread of the virus. But being in home isolation for months can cause stress, frustration, and loneliness.
To cope, a lot of people have found gardening as one of the best ways to spend their time, and refocus their energies.
Aside from planting succulents and other aesthetically pleasing plants indoors, urban gardening has also gained popularity during community quarantine. This is because more people have become aware of the importance of saving and becoming more self-sufficient.
In the Philippines, urban gardening has become a popular way to create alternative sources of ingredients. And so a lot of people, even in cities, have geared towards planting fruits and vegetables in their backyards, balconies, and patios.
With this, the Department of Agriculture promotes Plant, Plant, Plant program, which encourages every Filipino to grow their food and lessen their worries about food supply during the pandemic.