Dig Deep: Project Overview
Begun February 2018
Dig Deep is a community team challenge to grow the best produce (with help along the way from Master Gardeners and Farmers), with proceeds to benefit Ayers Foundation outreach programming for more fun with food and the environment.
Dig Deep is a community-wide basic gardening initiative to educate and gather for the purpose of helping people to understand our bodies’ connection with food, how it is grown, and the nutritional benefits of locally sourced food and sustainable agriculture.
Dig Deep will be led by the team at Ayers Foundation (Ayers) with the help of Hillandale Farm and other community partners. Hillandale Farm will provide the location for free workshops to instruct on the basic stages of gardening, and will be home to one of the community plots that will serve as a learning garden for any who wish to participate as part of “Team Ayers Foundation.” Individuals or organizations are encouraged to participate by working together to create more shared garden spaces, or join an existing team throughout the community.
“to all have a healthy and active life that keeps us connected, inspired, and growing together”
DIG DEEP AND REAP WHAT YOU SOW
If you’ve been thinking about starting a garden and just didn’t have the time, the knowledge or the yard space, then this is for you! Ayers’ program “Dig Deep” is all about learning new things, going outside your comfort zone, helping others, and exerting yourself to achieve new goals. Gardening is very rewarding and also demanding work if you do it alone, so let’s work together for one purpose - to all have a healthy and active life that keeps us connected, inspired, and growing together.