A community is not only defined by being a group of people who share the same location, ideas and/or beliefs, but, in a more meaningful way, it can also be defined as a group of people who have formed a binding relationship. A DIG community is, therefore, not only tied by the practice of agriculture but also the support network it creates.

At the core of DIG's ethos is that all of our programs acknowledges the uniqueness of each community, and they start with deep listening and questions as opposed to answers. Success begins with centering communities in their own solution building.

As community members come together in confidence and without judgment, in the garden where secrets can be shared, struggles can be supported, and laughter can be heard between the rows of green. By creating a place for discussion, learning, trust, and healing these newly empowered communities have the strength to change their own path, and what better forum to do so than in a garden that nourishes both body and soul.