Development in Gardening (DIG) is improving the nutrition and livelihoods of the most vulnerable communities by supporting them in a self-directed journey to plant gardens that grow health, wealth and a sense of belonging. DIG's human centered design approach to sustainable gardening teaches people to better meet their dietary and economic needs, and because we support their leadership in directing how and what they grow, farmers also harvest a new sense of autonomy and community interdependence. DIG is unlocking a farmer's ability to break the cycle of hunger so they can harvest a better future.
Development In Gardening was started by returned Peace Corps volunteers Steve Bolinger and Sarah Koch during their service in Senegal West Africa. With help from Dr. Salif Sow (along with a small USAID grant), the head doctor of the infectious disease ward at the National Hospital Fann in Dakar, they were able to make a failing garden at the hospital productive. Seeing an increase in the health of patients, Steve and Sarah started DIG to meet an unmet global need. DIG is currently active in Kenya, Uganda, and Senegal with additional graduated projects in Zambia, Namibia, Tanzania, Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic, and Burkina Faso.
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Countries where available: Kenya, Senegal, Uganda
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