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A comeback for victory gardens amid Bay Area coronavirus shutdown

By Alec Scott April 4, 2020 Updated: April 4, 2020 6:14 p.m.Comments

Tiffany Keller, a flight attendant, waters her container garden behind her apartment in Alameda. During the coronavirus pandemic, more people are turning to food gardening.
1of5Tiffany Keller, a flight attendant, waters her container garden behind her apartment in Alameda. During the coronavirus pandemic, more people are turning to food gardening.Photo: Kate Munsch / Special to The Chronicle
Yolanda Burrell, owner of Pollinate in Oakland, shows a bee hat at her urban farm store in Oakland.
2of5Yolanda Burrell, owner of Pollinate in Oakland, shows a bee hat at her urban farm store in Oakland.Photo: Liz Hafalia / The Chronicle 2013
A Silver Penciled Rock chick holds her head high while heritage chicks feed from a feeder base at Pollinate, Yolanda Burrell’s urban farm store in Oakland.
3of5A Silver Penciled Rock chick holds her head high while heritage chicks feed from a feeder base at Pollinate, Yolanda Burrell’s urban farm store in Oakland.Photo: Liz Hafalia / The Chronicle 2013
Tiffany Keller, a flight attendant, waters her container garden behind her apartment in Alameda. During the coronavirus pandemic, more people are turning to food gardening.
4of5Tiffany Keller, a flight attendant, waters her container garden behind her apartment in Alameda. During the coronavirus pandemic, more people are turning to food gardening.Photo: Kate Munsch / Special to The Chronicle

Yolanda Burrell is bustling around her farm-supply shop, Pollinate, in Oakland’s Fruitvale neighborhood, moving between the nursery garden and the office, where she picks up plant and equipment orders left on her voicemail and computer.