In response to the coronavirus pandemic Modern Farmer is launching the Million Gardens Movement—a national effort to encourage and support the planting of one million new gardens, whether it’s on a windowsill or in your backyard.

As we all struggle with social isolation, disrupted supply chains, and economic hardship, simply growing a tomato can be an act of hope and resilience that unites us.

Please sign up below and send us a picture of your new garden, whether you just planted it on the back forty or on the back fire escape, by using the hashtag #MillionGardens. We will be collecting and sharing all of them, and we will be coordinating with local food banks, so participants can donate their produce to people in their community who might benefit most.

Everyone has a stake in the food chain. Every day we all take decisions—what we grow, what we buy, what we eat—that directly shape our land and our society. We are all, in different ways, stewards of the land and each other. In other words: We are all modern farmers now.