Durham Integrated Growers for a Sustainable Community (DIG) focuses on people working together to grow food in a healthy sustainable way. As the new video shows, this is partly about people getting their hands dirty as they grow food in and near Durham Region cities and towns. However, it is also about supporting communities to grow, process, distribute, and sell food in ways that are best for them. It is about teaching skills around growing food in communities, promoting urban agriculture as a key ingredient for resilient communities and a sustainable food system, and advocating for greater policy support for urban agriculture. Watch the following video to get a better sense about what DIG digs!
About the Social Economy of Food Video Series
The Social Economy of Food Video Series showcases local leaders that are using food to improve their communities by enhancing the local and social economies. Watch the complete series here.
Other videos in the series:
- The Social Economy of Food Video Series- Introduction
- Supporting Seed Saving and Farmers in Atlantic Canada
- Community Financing is Cultivating Local Food: FarmWorks shows the way
- Nourishing Communities: Hidden Harvest Ottawa has big dreams for a greener Ottawa. What are yours?
- Black Duck Wild Rice: The Resurgence of Indigenous Food Sovereignty within the Kawartha Lakes Region
- Cloverbelt Local Food Co-op
- Aroland Youth Blueberry Initiative
- Willow Springs Creative Centre
- Nipigon Blueberry Blast Festival