Since 2008, DIG has led the effort to support local community food production and food security by:

  • Sharing information, knowledge and skills
  • Providing technical and developmental assistance
  • Assisting with funding exploration and procurement
  • Fostering partnerships and;
  • Promoting and educating about sustainable production and access to local healthy foods

Our Mission

DIG supports local community food production and food security through shared resources, mentoring, and technical and developmental assistance.

Our mandate

DIG is a collaborative that brings together individuals and organizations who are involved in community gardens and/or food related projects. We share a common interest in promoting the sustainable production of and access to sustainable local foods.


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.

Membership Dues Structure
• Individual Member Waged $15
• Individual Member Unwaged $5
• Garden and Food Related Organizations $25
• Corporate $100

The You Grow Durham Fund allowed us to purchase a rain barrel, seeds, and plants ... all very much needed in order for us to move forward with our community garden plans. The funding encouraged and motivated us all to work hard to make the garden a reality. We are so thankful to have had this help!
— Lynne Chase and The Care & Share Garden Crew

What We've Achieved

  • "How to Start a Community Garden" Workshop
  • Consulted with local Municipalities on Urban Agriculture Policies
  • The DIG Mission and Mandate is endorsed by the region of Durham
  • Ongoing Table Talks in both North and South Durham
  • Developed an integrated Pest Management guide in conjunction with Riaz Shah