Friends and families are invited to come play, picnic, and swap garden goodies at the Open Garden Day on Saturday, June 12th between 10:00am – 1:00pm at the Dig In community gardens and farm located at 744 Blankenship Creek Rd. in West Yancey off of Prices Creek.
Drop in or stay a while, and enjoy the beauty and abundance that was grown with community care by our wonderful volunteers and farm crew. Visitors will have a chance to learn about Dig In and its gardening techniques on a tour, participate in a community arts and craft project that will be displayed at the garden throughout the season, and swap a plant, seed, or garden tip, tool or book at the no-cost garden swap table. Tours and activities will be hosted in both English and Spanish. For those with different abilities, there is no hard pavement in the garden but cars will be able to access a covered pavilion with ramp. Pathways are mulched and the grass is cut short. Kids can explore the natural play areas throughout the garden. Please bring your own blankets and chairs to have a picnic. We ask you to leave your furry friends at home.
Dig In began growing a garden ten years ago so that there is fresh food for all in our communities. Everyone is welcome to our Harvest Share events Wednesday mornings from 10:00am – 12:00pm at the Higgins Parking Lot on North Main. There, locally-grown vegetables, herbs, and flowers are shared without cost with support from our partners at TRACTOR and Reconciliation House. We believe that when we come together there is always enough to share, and that fresh food is a right not a privilege. Our work is made possible by the generous support of volunteers working in the gardens and sharing food, local businesses making sure we have what we need to grow, funders and donors supporting ongoing expenses, and Harvest Table regulars and visitors feeding themselves, their families and neighbors. We are so grateful for you all.