D.C. Urban Gardens Flourish In The Pandemic As People Dig In To ‘Fill The Isolated Life’

Posted on Oct 12 2020 - 11:46am by UOG

Victorine Mbazang harvests greens from her plot at Blair Road Community Garden. (Katherine Frey/The Washington Post)

WASHINGTONPOST.COM -Victorine Mbazang proudly stands in a sea of green fruit and vegetable plants at her plot at Blair Road Community Garden in Northwest Washington’s Manor Park.

“This garden is very important to me, like my grandbaby,” said Mbazang, 50, who has grown produce such as waterleaf, similar to spinach, since she moved to D.C. from Cameroon five years ago.

Mbazang is part of a swelling group of Washingtonians who grow produce in the city’s 68 community gardens, which offer free plots of fertile land. Many gardens have years-long waitlists and have become even more in-demand during the pandemic, as people are stuck at home, and many are looking for new, healthy hobbies.

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