Dig In! Food and Farming festival returns March 2-3

What began last year as a one-day festival showcasing films on the local and organic foods movement will be back, bigger, and better in 2012, organizers say.

The Dig In! Food And Farming Festival is set to take place Friday, March 2 and Saturday, March 3 at the University of Arkansas Global Campus, located at 2 East Center Street in Fayetteville.

In addition to showing films on the importance of local foods, the festival this year will expand to include classes on organic gardening, cooking from the garden, edible landscaping, backyard chickens, and more.

The Fayetteville Community Garden Coalition will also hold their annual seed swap during the event from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday.

The full schedule of events is available at diginfestival.com which also includes trailers and more info on the films.

Suggested donations are $5 for each class or film, and $30 for “weekend supporter passes.”

Organizers Cheri LaRue of Green Fork Farm, Charity Lewis of Chicken Moon Farm, and founder Leigh Wilkerson from A Larrapin Garden Blog say all proceeds will go toward the costs of the festival, as well as future events.