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Best Self Atlanta Media

Dear Friends, Support Atlanta Best Media and Best Self Atlanta’s 2019 give-back initiative. Through your donations, a DIG Atlanta Best Media Garden will be established. This garden will enable a community of roughly 40 families or 200 people to grow sustainable, healthy food that will nourish their bodies and serve as a source of income. Donate below to help us reach our $5,000 goal. Development in Gardening or DIG is a 501(c)3 Non-profit based out of Atlanta but working in sub-Saharan Africa. Using a community-led model, DIG enables vulnerable communities to become more resilient, healthy and connected through nutrition-sensitive and climate-smart agriculture.

 Donate to the DIG Atlanta Best Media Garden HERE (Select Donate Without Sponsoring a Team or Individual)

 

Giving Levels Breakdown

$5,000 = A DIG Community Garden Program

  • Supports 40 families (200 people)
  • Develops a community demonstration garden
  • Provides experiental training throughout a full garden cycle from soil to seed to harvest (6 months)
  • Each family gets support developing a home garden
  • Matching grants for garden materials
  • Tool sets and seeds

$1,000 = Hiring a Local Faciliator

For every project, DIG trains and hires a full-time Local Facilitator who speaks the language, knows the community and understands the traditional customs. Easily accepted and admired, Facilitators guide, teach new skills, and are crucial to the success of every DIG Project. By supporting one life, you change many.

$500 =  Support Grants for Farmers

For each family that DIG graduates through our Garden Training Program, they have a chance to purchase critical garden materials and supplies that they need to make their new agribusiness thrive through our Matching Input Support Grant Program splitting the cost 50/50.

$250 = A Complete Home Garden with Customized Water Solution

Nourishing a thirsty garden is often the greatest challenge to good nutrition and food security. DIG’s diverse water solutions can lessen the burden of having to haul water, sometimes for miles, and to mitigate drought. Solutions are tailored to fit the individual needs of our farmers, and include hand-dug wells, storage barrels, roof gutters, treadle pumps, channeling water from nearby rivers and streams, rain catchment systems, lined pits and a myriad other creative solutions to maximize this precious resource.

$100 = A Home Garden

DIG farmers are encouraged to take the new skills they learn at the Community Garden and put them to work at home as well. DIG sponsors Home Gardens with small grants to purchase tools and supplies. Our local facilitators assist each and every farmer with planning and design, so that even the smallest spaces can become nutrient-rich, thriving home gardens. For every $100 invested in a DIG Home Garden, our families are able to earn or save over $300 a year.

$50 = A Set of Garden Tools

Gardening can be back-breaking work, so having the right tools are essential. Provide DIG’s gardeners with the strong sturdy tools they need to break ground and maintain their gardens for years to come. Tool sets include rakes, shovels, picks, pitchforks, hoes, small spades and machetes.

$40 = Herb Garden

Herbs are highly valued in a DIG garden. Besides making food delicious, herbs are filled with all kinds of vitamins, calcium, iron, potassium, and more. They are used widely in local remedies for settling upset stomachs, controlling diarrhea, increasing appetite, relieving stress and other minor maladies. 

$30 = Fruit Trees

When you plant fruit trees like papaya, banana, mango, and others, you’re proving shade, beauty, and increased financial value for the garden. You’re also ensuring years of delicious nutrient-rich fruits for the communities they feed. With good nutrition and greater financial stability, opportunities can take root.

$10 = Seed Packets

The once traditional practice of saving seeds has been lost on many new farmers. Local seed banks have been replaced with city-run agriculture stores filled with hybrid varieties and chemical fertilizers. DIG is committed to reconnecting farmers with the miracle of the open pollenating seed that can be harvested and replanted for a lifetime.

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