Registration Open for Dig In! as Gardening/Health Event Returns Mar. 10

Dig In! 2018 flyer
Dig In! 2018 flyer

Early Bird Registration Open for the annual Dig In! to Healthy Communities event by Advocates for Health in Action (AHA) and partner Marbles Kids Museum.

Dig In! is scheduled for March 10, 2018, 8:15am-1:30pm, at Marbles, 201 E Hargett Street, Raleigh NC. The one-day event gives attendees a chance to explore how urban agriculture, community gardens, and edible gardens in schools and child care settings grow a healthier Wake County. Learn how and commit to how you will contribute to healthier communities in Wake County through edible gardens and urban agriculture. The theme for Dig In! this year is Nourishing Community: How Community Gardens and Urban Ag Support a Healthy Wake County.

All adults and teens are welcome to register, whether a teacher or parent, student or gardener, municipal administrator or school manager. Come, learn, and network. You do not need to live/work in Wake County to participate.

Anyone who cares about their community, and particularly about everyone in our community having access to delicious, healthy locally grown fruits and vegetables. Urban farms, community gardens, and edible school and child care gardens across Wake County already have a positive impact on our community, but there’s more work to do.

If you’re already gardening in community settings, join us to learn how to make a greater impact.

If you’re considering how you can contribute to growing healthier communities, children and people in Wake County, joins us to learn what that looks like and what the possibilities are.

In addition to indoors workshops and presentations, the Courtyard outside will have educational booths and the Sun Sprouts Garden, offering information and hands-on activities, accessible to registrants and the public. Marbles Kids Museum will be open its normal hours.

For the day’s agenda, visit digin2018.eventbrite.com.  Registration is open, and available via that link.

Early-bird registration is ending, with tickets $25 per person starting February 9. Each person attending Dig In! must register. A limited number of scholarships is available to community members who are unable to pay for the registration. Email regarding a scholarship if needed. Sponsorships are available at a variety of levels.

2017 Dig In! in Raleigh NC provided gardening and food-oriented lectures. Source: Kay Whatley.
2017 Dig In! in Raleigh NC provided gardening and food-oriented lectures. Source: Kay Whatley.

 

Outdoor vendors at 2017 Dig In! in Raleigh NC. Source: Kay Whatley.
Outdoor vendors at 2017 Dig In! in Raleigh NC. Source: Kay Whatley.

 

Outdoor vendors at 2017 Dig In! in Raleigh NC. Source: Kay Whatley.
Outdoor vendors at 2017 Dig In! in Raleigh NC. Source: Kay Whatley.

 

Soil awareness vendor at 2017 Dig In! in Raleigh NC. Source: Kay Whatley.
Soil awareness vendor at 2017 Dig In! in Raleigh NC. Source: Kay Whatley.

 

Outdoor vendors at 2017 Dig In! in Raleigh NC. Source: Kay Whatley.
Outdoor vendors at 2017 Dig In! in Raleigh NC. Source: Kay Whatley.

 

Advocates for Health in Action (AHA) improves the health and well-being of Wake County residents by facilitating and supporting community initiatives. We accomplish this by convening partners that change policies, systems and environments focused on well-being, healthy eating and physical activity. Contact AHA via email with questions or to sponsor Dig In!

 

Source: Michele McKinley, AHA

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Kay Whatley serves as Editor and Reporter with The Grey Area News. Kay is a published author with over 20 years of experience in the publishing industry. Kay Whatley is wife to Frank Whatley, founder of The Grey Area™ newspaper and The Grey Area News online news website.