a man plants seed by hand in freshly tilled plot of land

In Mexico City, the pandemic revived Aztec-era island farms

See how the city's residents sought out chinampas, human-built islands that once fed several hundred thousand people, for sustenance and solace during COVID-19.

Dario Velasco plants Creole corn on his family's chinampa, or island farm, making furrows with a shovel and sowing seeds by hand. The corn will be used to feed his cows and goats.

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