U Dig It Community Garden
The U Dig It Community Garden is a membership based organic garden that was established in 2010. We’re located behind the United Methodist Church of Ludington. Garden boxes are provided for personal use in a organic and sustainable environment. We depend on our members to volunteer by maintaining the garden boxes, grounds and equipment. Our journey with AFFEW began in January 2022 when our organizations merged!
In the fall of 2021 we began our expansion of the garden. By the spring of 2022 a dozen additional block beds were installed with the generous support of SRM Concrete through their Giving Back program. We also received support from Lowe’s of Ludington and T & M Landscaping and Tree Removal as an in-kind sponsor who provided equipment and labor to complete the project. In 2023 six additional beds were installed bringing the total to 65!
In addition to personal boxes, we work directly with our local food pantry Lakeshore Food Club. We provide healthy produce in support of food security for our community. With the help of our volunteers and gardeners, twenty-five percent of the produce is donated to Lakeshore Food Club!
With the help of AFFEW and Michigan State University Extension, we provide youth programs throughout the summer. In addition, adult programs are also available.
Garden Bed Availability
Existing members are given the opportunity to retain their beds before it is opened up to the public. To be added to our wait list for next years consideration, contact Sara Bolan, UDICG Director.
To educate its members and the general public in healthy eating by promoting sustainable practices through organic farming, composting and environmental education for children and adults. Through volunteerism and donations from our gardeners, twenty-five percent of the produce is provided to support food security for our community.