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iDig2Learn's Work

Plants serve as our anchor to exploring all living things that depend upon them.
After all plants give us oxygen, food, clothing, medicine and shelter
so let's celebrate them together.  
In addition to our ongoing work with food growing gardens and nature workshops we have several major initiatives we welcome you to get involved in and support. 

Our Philosophy

When we come together to explore our nature
we discover deep connections within our world and each other.

Our Bellies, Bins and Beauty food appreciation initiative brings community together to enjoy food and waste less of it .


Bellies, Bins & Beauty

iDig2Learn's initiative celebrates food and all that goes into growing it, preparing it, enjoying it and wasting less of it together as a community. Join us in March for Saturday events featuring Chef Beatrice Ajaero of Nneji eatery.


Miyawaki Method
Pocket Forest

Habitat loss can be overwhelming but the remedy is easy - restore the soil, plant and nourish the land together. iDig2Learn is teaming up with experts from SUGi to plant a pocket forest. We will be using the Japanese Miyawaki Method of tight-knit tree planting proven to enhance growth exponentially. We are thrilled to tap into this new-to-us technique in Southpoint Park on Roosevelt Island and grateful for partnerships with the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation and SUGi.

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iDig2Learn and partners GRIN and others planting nectar-rich flowers for the now endangered Monarch Butterfly to support them


Pollinator Corridor

The now endangered Monarch Butterfly population has experience 85% population decline. iDig2Learn is planting regional nectar-rich flowers and host plants the butterfly depends on as it flies over 2,000 miles from Mexico through NYC to Canada and back.


Seeing the Forest for the Trees 

Lighthouse Park on Roosevelt Island is home to the historic lighthouse, a new sculpture called Girl Puzzle and mature trees slowly aging out. The solution? iDig2Learn and partners have planted 100 new baby trees to expand the urban tree canopy and provide respite to humans, migrating birds and butterflies alike.

Our Seeing the Forest for the Trees initiative teamed up with Trees New York, GRIN and Big Reuse to plant 100 baby trees
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