you grow durham fund

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.

"You Grow Durham" Application

For consideration of this grant, please complete this form. All applications must be submitted by the 1st of March to be considered for the current year. Applications submitted after March with be considered for the following year.

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Garden Coordinator
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Annual Community Garden Tour

The Annual DIG Community Garden Tour is one of the many ways we are building community. It creates opportunities that bring people together to socialize, share ideas and inspire each other. Come join us on the next tour to celebrate all the unique ways that Durham's gardens have been producing their delicious foods.

Pictures from our 2015 Annual Community Garden Tour