Community Resilience

The Dirt2Table project is focused on building community, one seed at a time.  We do this through education to ensure that we are empowered to enhance our communities learning how to grow our own food and knowing that there is support in the process. Building community resilience means “feeding” our community in many ways. The Dirt2Table project concentrates on ensuring that community members not only learn how to grow their own food but know that they have support in the process.

The benefits of growing your own food are many. Gardening is fun, good for your health, improves your life with exercise and the benefit of high quality nutrition with home-grown fruits and vegetables. Growing your own food helps build community resilience. A resilient community strengthens neighborhoods by building relationships and learning to to use available resources to survive in adverse situations. Additionally, growing your own food is empowering in that you are in control of what you use in your gardening.

Every year Dirt2Table holds a “foodraiser”: The Community Celebration of Spring and Plant Sale.  This event is designed to educate community members about backyard food production. We plant every plant from seed. Each year we grow more plants to get out into the community. Over 9,000 seeds are planted by the loving hands of volunteers. .  Our culminating event is in early May when we hold our plant sale and have workshops, networking and  just plain old community fun. We have been building relationships and encouraging back yard food production since 2013. Every penny from the plant sale event is returned back to the project for future events.

Please see the tabs at the top of the page and in the left sidebar for saving the first Sunday in May on your calendars and also how to order plants in advance of our event.

Visit our Recipes page for ideas.

Read more about community resilience in adverse situations.