Agriculture and Pandemics

The Beet: A Podcast For Plant Lovers

02-04-2024 • 12 mins

Interestingly, pandemics were much less common before the development of agriculture. As we gained proficiency growing food, we dealt with various offsets that led to higher incidences of disease. Margot discusses the factors related to these here.

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Margot Kelley is a vegetable gardener of 20+ years based in Maine and the author of A Gardener at the End of the World, a memoir about gardens, seeds, and viruses written during the pandemic. Her other gardening books include Foodtopia: Communities in Pursuit of Peace, Love, & Homegrown Food, The Meadow (with Barbara Bosworth), and A Field Guide to Other People’s Trees.

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