DIVERSITY IN GARDENS

DATE:
Jan 01 - Dec 31, 2024
LOCATION:
Dartmoor
RESEARCH STRANDS:
Land-Work / Food / Diversity
FORMATS:
Project
NETWORKS:
Diversity in Gardens
PARTNERS:
The Apricot Centre / DCRS

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Operating across South Devon, an area marked by structural economic and social inequality, Diversity in Gardens (DIG), aspires to provide diverse communities with access to leading-edge land-based projects.

The project is a collaboration between Radical Ecology, The Apricot Centre, and Devon and Cornwall Refugee Support (DCRS), rooted in the understanding that the principle of diversity is essential to the regeneration of land, lives, and livelihoods.

Grounded in the power of cultural exchange and nature connection, DIG seeks to build bridges between communities, fostering inclusion in green spaces, land work, and food cultivation skills. The project is built upon shared social values of equality, diversity, and compassion, and aims to break down systemic inequities by providing access to nature for marginalised communities.

DIG’s vision revolves around developing practical and inclusive land and food-based opportunities that specifically welcome communities from disadvantaged backgrounds without easy access to green space. By growing, eating, learning, working, and celebrating land and produce together, diversity - in soil, plants, and people - is woven into the fabric of the DIG community.

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