Membership is voluntary and open to all local individuals and organizations that agree with DIG’s vision, mission, mandate and objectives, and are willing to actively participate.
- Garden profile on our website
- Discounts on DIG sponsored events
- Information sharing
- Admission to two education sessions
- Opportunity to participate in the annual garden tour
- Urban Agriculture Initiatives
Plus: 25% of all membership income is put into the "You Grow Durham Fund".
The D.I.G. “You Grow Durham”
'Growing Food and Community'
DIG, Durham Integrated Growers for a Sustainable Community, has a mission to support community food production and food security through shared resources. DIG realizes that there are many difficult aspects of starting a community garden, for this reason, when available, a financial grant of up to $500.00 may be awarded to new community gardens within the Durham Region.
This grant is part of the “You Grow Durham” fund which was established thanks to Mary Drummond's participation in the Day of Hope and Leadership conference. The conference taught how Ordinary Actions have Extraordinary Impacts. The participants were sent off with a challenge of multiplying a single twenty dollar bill to impact our community and make a difference in the lives of the people of Durham. Mary multiplied her $20 into this “You Grow Durham” Fund.
This grant continues and is maintained by a 25% portion of DIG membership fees and other donations.