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About the DIG Program

a youth-driven, urban farming leadership development program.  Durham Inner-city Gardeners (DIG) empowers teens by teaching organic gardening, sound business practices, healthy food choices and food security values.  The program emphasizes sustainable living and growing practices, ecological balance, and the natural recycling of organic materials for plant health and nourishment.  DIG youth … read more

DIG Announcements

As the summer approaches, DIG is readying for a busy, blooming season. DIG is selling produce at the Durham Farmer’s Market every Saturday for the duration of the summer. 

DIG is also looking for Guest Chefs and Workshop Instructors. Please email DIG Coordinator Leslie Simonds for more details. 


Click here to view this inspiring video about this year’s WhyHunger’s Recipients.


For more information about the Durham Inner-city Program, please contact our DIG coordinator Leslie Simonds at

Visit DIG for fresh produce at the Durham Farmer’s Market in Durham Central Park on Saturdays, April-November.