Dig In! Field Day Saturday May 11

If you are afar and don’t know Dig In! Yancy Community Garden, let me introduce you.

Edging complete, May 2012

The Dig In! Yancey Community Garden was born one evening in 2009 when two friends – both activists for hunger relief – looked out over three acres of unused land belonging to one of them, and said…

“Gee – this field would be a great place for a Community Garden!”

In that moment, Dig In! was born. In April of 2010, ground was broken, and by June produce from the garden was being served in a local soup kitchen feeding almost 200 people each Monday.

In our first year we delivered over 2000 lbs of fresh vegetables to soup kitchens and other agencies in Yancey County. The 2012 growing season put us over the 9000 lb. mark. As community involvement grows, so will our production.

Germination Corps. will be having a field day at Dig In! this Saturday the 11th from 2-4 p.m. right after the Back Pack drop-in workshop at the Yancy County Public Library. Participants will be planting their backpacks with vegetable seedlings, and seeds. I will be demonstrating and building some vertical palate gardens and we will have some large puppet making and flag bearing to get ready for future Germination Corps. Plant Parades. We will even parade around the garden.

Come out and see what a beautiful and giving farm this is. It is also a destination for you WWOOFers out there.

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