Dig In! Begins Friday: Are you ready to dig into home?

Posted on Mar 1, 2012 | 2 comments

With the warm weather of late February, it’s a fine time to start the Dig In! Food & Farming Festival. Dig In! Events start Friday, March 2 &  run through Saturday March 3, 2012. Join us!

Location:  UA  Global Campus—2 E Center Street—on the Northeast corner of the Fayetteville Square  (Supporters Reception is at Town Center.) Parking: All City Lots are free on Saturday. Two lots are at the intersection of W Center and S Church. There are also parking decks nearby for a city fee.Individual event tickets available at the door.  Suggested donation for each class or film you attend is $5 — more if you can, less if you can’t. No ticket needed for accompanied children under 12. Please BRING YOUR MUG Saturday because Arsaga’s is providing coffee!

Weekend Supporter Passes start at $30 via website and at the door. Please consider buying an online pass via the link above now to breeze through the ticket booth at the festival! (Or if you want to pay for your pass by credit card.)  We are operating on donations and all funds go into the festival. We want everyone to be able to attend— and also hope for enough financial support to pay for the festival and do this again next year. Seed Swap, Panel Discussion & Info-Fair are absolutely free!

So see what interests you below and get ready to Dig In!

 

Friday, March 2, 2012

5:00-6:30 p.m. Supporter Appreciation Reception at Town Center

A tasting event created by Chef David Lewis of BHK Kafe. You don’t want to miss this. Tickets at the door: $15. Reception is included with several weekend supporter pass options.

 

6:30 p.m. Ticket Booth for festival opens at Global Campus

 

 7p.m.

Festival Welcome & Film: Truck Farm (50 min) (Main Theater, Room 204)

 

8p.m.

Film: Food Fight (72 min) (Main Theater, Room 204)

 

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Saturday, March 3, 2012, Global Campus

9 a.m.

Coffee & Treats: Free Info-Fair Opens

Tastings and Treats may be sampled as they are added throughout the day by wonderful sponsors Arsaga’s, BHK Kafe, Greenhouse Grill, Little Bread Company, Ozark Natural Foods, and more to come.

 

9:30 a.m. Festival Welcome & Panel Discussion:

Hunger in the Land of Plenty: Cultivating a Sustainable Food System

(Sponsored by Feed FayettevilleThe panel discussion is free, and all are welcome. (Main Theater, Room 204)
The family-friendly film What’s on Your Plate (76 min) will show concurrently as an alternative activity. (Film repeats at 2:30 p.m.)

 

 

11:00 a.m. Concurrent Events:

Class: Growing Nutrient Dense Produce with Calvin Bey (Room 405)

Class: Good Bugs/Bad Bugs with Amber Tripodi & Sam Kim (Room 410)

Class: Growing & Using Herbs Karyn Zaremba (Room 411)

Film: King Corn (91 min) (Small Theater, Room 107)

Film: Urban Roots (93 min) (repeats in p.m.) (Main Theater, Room 204)

Kid’s Area: Drawing Tables

Info Fair Continues

 

1:00 pm  Concurrent Events:

Class: Beginner Gardening & Composting with Jane Maginot & Dana Smith (Room 405)

Class: Backyard Chickens with Mariah & Ira White (Room 410)

Class: Cooking in Season with Chef Tuesday Eastlack (Room 411)

Film: Local Shorts: Farm Tours and More… (Small Theater, Room 107)

Film: Seed Swap Ozarks (72 minutes) (Main Theater, Room 204)

Kid’s Area: Drawing Tables

Info Fair Continues

 

2:00-5pm FCGC Free Seed Swap!

 

2:30 p.m. Concurrent Events:

Class: Beginner Backyard Beekeeping  with Nao Ueda (Room 405)

Class: No-Till Farming: how to create a perfectly natural and nutrient-rich soil to grow your plants with Patrice Gros (Room 410)

Class: Cooking in Season with Chef David Lewis (Room 411)

Film: What’s on Your Plate (great for families-  76 min) (Small Theater, Room 107)

Film: Food Fight (72 min) (shows on Friday p.m. also) (Main Theater, Room 204)

Kid’s Area: Drawing Tables

Info Fair Continues

 

4 p.m. Concurrent Events:

Class: Seed Saving with Herb Culver (Room 405)

Class: Creating an Edible Landscape with Leigh Wilkerson (Room 410)

Class: Basic Canning  with Mary V. Cochran (Room 411)

Film: Economics of Happiness (Small Theater, Room 107)

Film: Queen of the Sun (82 min) (repeats in p.m.) (Main Theater, Room 204)

Info Fair Continues

 

5:30 p.m. Concurrent Events:

Film: Food Fight (72 min) (also plays Friday evening)(Small Theater, Room 107)

Films-Double Feature: Truck Farm (50 min) & Greenhorns (50 min) (Main Theater, Room 204)

Info Fair Continues

 

7:30 p.m. Concurrent Events:

Film: Queen of the Sun (82 min)(also plays at 4 p.m.) (Small Theater, Room 107)

Films: Urban Roots (93 min) (also plays at 11 a.m.) (Main Theater, Room 204)

Info Fair draws to a close…

 

9 p.m. Festival Concludes

 

Location:  UA  Global Campus—2 E Center Street—on the Northeast corner of the Fayetteville Square  (Supporters Reception is at Town Center.) Parking: All City Lots are free on Saturday. Two lots are at the intersection of W Center and S Church. There are also parking decks nearby for a city fee.

Individual event tickets available at the door.  Suggested donation for each class or film you attend is $5 — more if you can, less if you can’t. No ticket needed for accompanied children under 12.

Weekend Supporter Passes start at $30 via website and at the door. Please consider buying an online pass via the link above now to breeze through the ticket booth at the festival! (Or if you want to pay for your pass by credit card.)  We are operating on donations and all funds go into the festival. We want everyone to be able to attend— and also hope for enough financial support to pay for the festival and do this again next year. Seed Swap, Panel Discussion & Info-Fair are absolutely free!

 

Directions to Dig In! at the UA Global Campus, 2 E Center St., Fayetteville are here. 

 

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2 Comments

  1. I am looking forward to attending this festival! Missed last year. Looks great!

  2. This festival was great.It was awesome to see a bunch of like-minded people.It was good to share a bunch of seeds I had saved but had too many.Baker’s Creek heirloom seed compant was so generous to share all of those interesting varieties with everyone.i hope I get to attend next year.

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