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Dig In

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AHA and our partner Marbles Kids Museum will host the 6th Annual  Dig In! at Marbles on Saturday, March 7, 2015, exploring urban agriculture, community gardens and edible gardens in school and child care settings, and family garden fun.

Dig In registration is now open!

Register today for Dig In! Join us as we weave edible landscapes–community gardens and urban ag–into the fabric of our community in Wake County!

Participants will attend how-to workshops throughout the morning, visit interactive, educational booths and have the opportunity to participate in hands-on service  at one of several area urban farms and gardens in the afternoon.

Keynote Address:

Jay Walljasper, author of The Great Neighborhood Book, will open up Dig In! with our keynote address:  Growing Communities–What it Takes to Make Your Neighborhood Greener, Friendlier, Safer & More Fun

Full details on all the workshops, speakers and booths coming soon!

Who should come to Dig In?

Anyone with an interest in building and serving community, connecting people with local foods and increasing access to healthy, fresh produce!

  • Municipal planning and parks and recreation staff
  • Educators
  • Child care center directors and staff
  • Parents
  • Churches and other faith-based organizations
  • Business leaders
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Advocates

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Many thanks to the sponsors that help make Dig In possible.

The Whole Farm:  Marbles Kids Museum
Harvester: Logan Trading Co.
Harvester: Affordable Communities Group, LLC
Grower:  City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources
Grower: The Produce Box
Grower: Whole Foods Market (Cary and Wade Ave, Raleigh stores)

Additional sponsors:  Wake County Human Services

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Presentations & Community Gardening Resources

Check out all the resources on community gardens from past Dig In! events and other expert sources.

 

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