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During coronavirus lockdowns, gardens have served as an escape from feelings of alienation. Richard Bord/Getty Images

The impulse to garden in hard times has deep roots

What drives people to garden isn't the fear of hunger so much as hunger for physical contact – and a longing to engage in work that is real.
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Frozen, canned or fermented: when you can’t shop often for fresh vegetables, what are the best alternatives?

It's a great time to learn how to ferment foods. And don't turn your nose up at frozen veggies - they can be just as nutritious as some of the fresh produce in shops.
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Why do onions make you cry?

Like many plants, onions have defenses to ward off creatures that may want to eat them. Their secret weapon is a kind of natural tear gas.
Fresh fruits and vegetables are good for you and your gut microbes. Teri Virbickis/Shutterstock.com

5 things you can do to make your microbiome healthier

For your 2020 New Year's resolutions, think about keeping the microbes that live inside your gut healthy. Look after them and they'll look after you.
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An app that nudges people to eat their veggies only works when it’s introduced with a human touch

Many of the low-income people who do use VeggieBook after downloading it at food pantries are eating more nutritious meals, often with more focused family time at the table.

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