More information about Dig Deep 2021 is coming soon!
Save the date: Saturday, July 17, 2021
Join Tarrant Area Food Bank and the Tarrant County Food Policy Council for another great gardening conference this year. Join us, in-person at BRIT | Fort Worth Botanic Garden on July 17, 2021. Some virtual content will be available for those who are not able to join us on site.
Growers from across North Texas will come together in the spirit of education and passion for what the soil can produce. Dig Deep: A Conference for Growers provides a unique opportunity for growers from different fields to share experiences, knowledge and resources. All conference topics are suitable for beginner and intermediate level growers.
Whether your goal is to feed your family, share with our hungry neighbors, or enter the marketplace, this will be the learning opportunity for you. No grower in North Texas will want to miss this.
You’ll have the opportunity to explore three unique tracks focused on home, community and market gardening.
Home and backyard gardening continue gaining popularity in North Texas, especially during the current health crisis. Our long growing seasons are great for producing a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. The knowledge and generosity of community partners make growing food crops an accessible option for many people.
More community gardens are built every year across our region. These gardens are working to serve the immediate needs of their communities. Learn how to start one in your own community as well as best practices for operations and planning for expansion.
Passionate growers and chefs from all over North Texas are making great strides in bringing fresh, local produce to consumers. When farmers and chefs work together to coordinate their efforts, everybody wins. Join in on this conversation with market gardeners, ranchers, local producers and chefs.