Cocktails & Castoffs AT HOME
Thank you to our Virtual Table Hosts
Join an existing Host’s table by making a donation to their personal campaign below.
Esther & Chris Crane
Scott Carino & Will Mallari
Tony & Jami Carino
Eric Endahl & Brent Soper
Wim De Pauw
Kay & Doug Ivester
Beth & Steve Dannhauser
Ron and Leah Adams
John Snyder & Miles Berger
Timothy & Chris Parrot
Adam Coppoletti & Mark Rubnitz
Enid & Jerry Draluck
Michelle & Christi Farmer
Sue & Don Koch
Steve Levitt & Eric Cowger
Susan Longo & Marlow Hunter
Thank you to our Event Sponsors
Marshall Protsman &
Community Hosts pledge to raise or donate at least $5,000.
This will allow DIG to establish a new Farmer Field School Program in Africa. 30-40 uniquely vulnerable farmers will learn the agriculture skills necessary to restore their land, address the nutritional needs of their families, and become more climate resilient.
This one program will benefit over 250 people.
Community Hosts get the honor of naming their garden and will receive unique updates about their garden throughout the year.
Family Hosts pledge to raise or donate at least $2,500, the cost of half a garden.
The best thing about DIG’s program is that the teaching become self-propagating. On average, every DIG farmer shares the knowledge they’ve gained with 3 other people in their community, without added expense.
Family Host contributions make sure the knowledge gets shared and DIG’s farmers achieve new and respected roles within their community.
Farmer Hosts pledge to raise or donate at least $1,000.
This support allows DIG to hire the Local Facilitators we need to ensure our work is properly adapted and taught by skilled members of the community. Amazingly, many of our Local Facilitators are DIG graduates, making this a unique part of our transformational impact.
Raise a Glass to the Spirit of the Evening
Tiffanie Barriere, aka, The Drinking Coach, is an active member of Atlanta’s dynamic cocktail scene. Tiffanie’s passion for spirits and knowledge of their history has led her on a unique journey to educate and enjoy community around a glass. She has overseen the beverage program at One Flew South, recognized as one of the best airport bars in the world by Esquire, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Forbes’ Tales of the Cocktail.
She leads an all-female cocktail team in Beyond the Glass and Cast Iron Chronicles, a traveling pop-up featuring local farmers and history-focused conversations.
Tiffanie has been pouring her heart out with DIG for over six years. At this year’s Cocktails & Castoffs AT HOME on October 25th she will be curating no-waste cocktails inspired by our gardens and our call to reduce food waste at home.
Luxury Chocolates Designed for DIG
Designer chocolatier, Chef Phillip Ashley Rix, has developed an international following for his wildly imaginative chocolates at his namesake, Phillip Ashley Chocolates.
Named one of the Best Chocolatiers and Confectioners in America by TasteTV, he became Forbes’ “Real Life Willy Wonka” and Local Palate’s “Memphis’ King of Chocolate.” The self-taught chocolatier hosted “Taste of the Delta” at The James Beard House in NYC. Phillip’s creations were the official chocolate of the 2016 GRAMMYs Celebration® and 2016 OSCARS SALUTE®.
We are proud to announce, Phillip has designed custom chocolates inspired by DIG, especially for Cocktails & Castoffs AT HOME.
On October 25th he’ll be leading our pre-event guests on a six-piece tasting, telling the story of DIG’s gardens through his mouth-watering chocolates.
A Garden Inspired No-Waste Meal Plan
Addressing hunger is not just about creating additional access to food, it’s also about becoming better stewards of the resources we have.
Food waste is one of the leading causes of methane emissions in the United States, and it’s having a devastating effect on our climate. For the farmers DIG works with, climate change has become an everyday struggle to beat the odds, which are constantly shifting and always stacked against them.
By reducing our food waste at home, we’re not only putting value back into our food but into the entire food chain, from farm to factory, to grocery store, and all the way to our homes. We can start taking action in our daily lives to reduce greenhouse gasses and slow global warming, which is more than a donation to DIG, it’s a direct partnership with our entire planet.
Katrina Brink, of the Empowered Kitchen, will design a no-waste meal plan for the evening. Event guests will receive the recipies a week before we gather and we’ll all be encouraged to set our tables in solidarity with small holder farmers around the world.
Table Hosts and Guests
Table Hosts pledge to donate, or raise through their networks, a level of support that will help DIG achieve our critical fundraising goal.
DIG will help you build a personalized fundraising page and provide you with resources and templates to support your efforts. Table Hosts will also receive a Sweet Harvest Box in advance of the event so that we can enjoy it together at a pre-event VIP tasting.
Event Guests can attend with a donation at any level.
Guests can donate directly to DIG or support the campaign of a registered Table Host. Donate Here.
Guests who donate $500 or more before Oct. 15th will be eligible for the pre-event tasting and Sweet Harvest Box delivery. Read the giving levels below to understand the benefits.
* You’re invited to enjoy the Sweet Harvest Box at the VIP tastings hosted before the general event.
* Box orders must be in before 10/13 to guarantee timely delivery.
* Boxes will be sent to one address. Split shipments are available for an additional cost, just ask.
* Non-alcoholic “mock-tails” may be substituted upon request.