Dig In! 2020: School, Community, & Urban Ag Gardening Online Webinar

09/26/2020 8:30 am - 1:00 pm

The Poe Center is hosting Dig In! 2020.

As you are aware, the Dig In! conference was postponed this March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are pleased to announce that Dig In! will now be hosted as a live webinar on Saturday, September 26th from 8:30 am – 1:00 pm.

Weeks before the conference, participants will receive webinar logistics and access information. All sessions will be recorded. We will provide participants with links to all presentations after the conference.

Register Here!

The Poe Center is excited to continue the tradition of the Dig In! conference, previously hosted by Advocates for Health in Action. Dig In! is an educational event focused on school, community, and childcare gardening, as well as urban agriculture.  As a leader in nutrition education, the Poe Center’s work in our unique GrowWELL teaching garden and themed-educational theaters make us a great organization to host this inspiring online event.

This event is for leaders and community members. Together, we will learn how edible gardens and urban agriculture initiatives increase healthy food access in neighborhoods, workplaces, faith communities, schools, and child care centers— just about anywhere people come together.

Who: Anyone interested in urban farms, community gardens, and edible school and child care gardens and how they can transform communities in Wake County. Join us and Dig In!

  • Educators
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Churches and other faith-based organizations
  • Municipal planning and parks and recreation staff
  • Child care/preschool directors and staff
  • Business leaders
  • Health and community advocates

What: Presentations will fall into the following themes.

  • Urban Farms
  • Community Gardens
  • Edible School and Child-Care Gardens

When: Saturday, September 26th, from 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Where: Online on Zoom!

Keynote Speaker: Foodscaping for Community Development, Brie Arthur

Combining expert advice from both of her books, Brie Arthur discusses how gardening can help shape the future of community development. The most important thing we can do as stewards of the earth is to teach the next generation to value the resources of the natural world. Brie will share stories from her community outreach programs with public schools across the US. Discover how to engage administrators, teachers, parents, and grounds management staff to create bountiful and beautiful spaces that provide community pride and educational opportunities for people of all ages. This is a fast-paced, informative presentation that leaves attendees inspired and ready to foodscape for the future!


Thank you to our sponsors!


Wake County Human Services



Grower Level

Oakwood Garden Club


Wake County Farm Bureau

Marilu Thorsden-Velez

Abelmoshus Esculentus Agricultural Associates



Weaver Street Market

Fun 4 Raleigh Kids


Capitol Grange