The Dig Kids (an Urban Farming Program) 2013 End of Season Events. Donate now! Every Dollar Matched Up To $500!

"The Dig Kids" putting in Apple Trees at the Everette Hodge Center in 2013.

“The Dig Kids” putting in Apple Trees at the Everette Hodge Center in 2013.

The Dig Kids, an Urban Farming Program of Kingston Cares, celebrate their garden successes in 2013 on Tuesday, September 3rd from 4:30 – 8:00pm.  Citizens are invited to the Midtown Farmers Market located on the corner of Broadway and Henry Street next to UPAC to meet “The Dig Kids” and to sample salsa using ingredients from their garden projects. Donations can be made online now for the 2014 program  year with every dollar matched throughSeptember 30th.

Kingston, NY – The Dig Kids, an Urban Farming Program invites the community to celebrate their garden successes in 2013.

Since May, three Kingston youth between the ages of 14 – 21 have been paid to work weekly to work under the stewardship of first generation organic farmer Kaycee Wimbish of the South Pine Street City Farm and Leanne Tory-Murphy, an educator.

Now in its third year, throughout the Dig Kids growing season, youth transform the front of the City of Kingston’s community center at the Everette Hodge Center and Van Buren Street Playground,  a city of Kingston park, while learning valuable farming skills that include garden visioning, soil construction, companion planting, harvesting and preparing or donating their vegetables.

The community is invited to meet the Dig Kids at the Midtown Farmers Market located at the corner of Broadway and Henry Street on Tuesday, September 3rd 2013 from 4:30 -8:00pm where they will make salsa using ingredients from their garden to sample and to discuss their experiences throughout the year.

To learn more about “The Dig Kids”, how funding is used and to donate towards the program visit:  http://thedigkids.com/donate/

Thanks to a generous donor, to raise funds for their 2014 season and beyond, every dollar up to $500.00 will be matched when you make a donation to the program now through September 30th, 2013. But that doesn’t mean we can’t keep accepting your donation. Please, give what you can to keep this  important program alive and well in 2014. 

“The Dig Kids – an Urban Farming Program” is a program of Kingston Cares (Family of Woodstock), in partnership with Larrecca Music Management and Croswell Enterprises, Inc. with support from the City of Kingston and the City of Kingston’s Parks and Recreation Department and made possible by generous public support including a donation from Kevin McEvoy and Barbara Epstein

For more information, contact: Megan Weiss of Kingston Cares at 845-331- 1110 or mweiss@fowinc.org

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About Family of Woodstock –  Since 1970, FAMILY has been an anchor for area residents- a place where people are respectful and caring, and where the search for solutions is creative and tireless. FAMILY’s shelters, emergency food pantries, court advocates, counseling and case management services, hotlines, and child care supports all work together to help people achieve the changes they seek.

About Kingston Cares –  Kingston Cares is a community collaborative sponsored by Family of Woodstock, Inc. The mission of Kingston Cares is to bring all segments of the community together to prevent and reduce substance use among youth in the City of Kingston and Kingston City School District. For more information, visit:  LINK

About Croswell Enterprises, Inc.  –   Croswell Enterprises, LTD’s philosophy is simple: provide high quality bulk landscaping materials with old fashioned service. While their website provides a wealth of information, they welcome your calls to discuss and make recommendations for your individual project. Their products include: Dynagro Garden Soil, Dynagro Topsoil, Dynamulch, Landscape Mulch, Dynagro Super Rich Compost, Gravel and Round River Stone. Dynagro Garden Soil and Dynamulch are their most popular products. Dynagro Garden Soil is a custom blended soil,ready to plant!  Rich in organic material with a light texture and balanced ph, this soil is perfect for flower and vegetable growing. Dynamulch TM is a compost enriched mulch which can be used as a mulch or as a soil conditioner. For more information, feel free to contact their office at (845) 331-4232, visit them at croswellenterprises.com or friend them on FACEBOOK

About Larrecca Music Management –  Larrecca Music Management is a boutique music management agency located in the Hudson Valley. LMM is charged in providing support and strategy for our clients, paying close attention to their creative goals, musical endeavors and legacy. With a focus on education, community and healthy living our group is dedicated to developing programming that can inspire those young and old in their creative pursuits.

About the City of Kingston Parks and Recreation Department –  Led by Director Kevin Gilfeather, the Kingston Parks and Recreation Department oversees Kingston’s park system and organizes many programs for residents and tourists that include boating, kayaking, youth, adult and senior programs, environmental education, adult sports and more.  www.kingston-ny.gov

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