Time: 8:30 am-2pm
Location: Marbles Kids Museum, 201 E. Hargett St., Raleigh
Dig In to an Edible Wake County on March 7—Urban Ag and Community Gardens!
Registration is now open for Advocates for Health in Action’s (AHA) 6th Annual Dig In!, community garden and urban ag summit, on Saturday, March 7 in Raleigh! AHA and Marbles Kids Museum are collaborating for a day of education, garden build and garden play through workshops and hands-on educational booths.
Noted author, strategist and consultant Jay Walljasper will open Dig In with this keynote: Growing Communities—What It Takes to Make Your Neighborhood Greener, Friendlier, Safer & More Fun. How do you make your neighborhood better? It really depends on how connected everyone is. If neighbors are willing to roll up their sleeves and work with another to tackle problems and seize opportunities, you are on your way to making a great place.
Local experts will share information at workshops on:
• Starting edible community, school and child care gardens
• Teaching through gardens and outdoor learning
• The Durham Public Schools Hub Farm
• Strategies for Engaging Volunteers
• Urban Ag and Community Garden Entrepreneurship
Get Your Hands Dirty and Learn!
Dig In! also features optional garden/urban ag community service and education at four sites immediately following Dig In! so that registrants can learn as they dig and provide valuable community service.
Dig In educational sessions are for adults and teens; the Dig In Courtyard, where garden play and build activities will be held, are open to all.
AHA is a collaborative of more than 60 partners working to increase access to healthy food and physical activity through policy, systems and environmental change in Wake County.
Create a free account to add a community garden to the Garden Directory or to post upcoming events.