Development in Gardening (DIG) reaches out to individuals and families who have been trained and involved in creating a facility garden with support to create a home garden on their personal property. With a small grant for supplies and help with the physical labor, DIG works with participants to turn vacant spaces around their own homes into productive gardens.
DIG’s Home Garden program empowers individuals and families to apply their newly learned agricultural skills to their own households. A few of the direct benefits of a DIG Home Garden are:
- Providing easy access to nutritious vegetables
- Increasing income through the sale of excess produce
- Creating therapeutic home-based activities
- Building community by creating a model that neighbors can duplicate
- Teaching valuable life and technical skills to their children and neighbors.
- Recycling local garbage and manure