Big Dig Day





16th March 2013

Event Description

On 16th March over 200 urban community gardens will be taking part in the Big Dig Day.

The Big Dig Day is all about getting people down to their local community garden to get growing. Whether you are new to gardening or an experienced gardener the Big Dig needs your help to make your local community garden grow.

Find your town or city on the map at to volunteer at one of the gardens, or just turn up on the day and muck in!

The Big Dig is is a nationwide project which aims to engage over 10,000 people in community food-growing projects across England. The following organisations are leading The Big Dig in each of the cities:

  • Bath – Transition Bath
  • Birmingham - Representatives of six food growing initiatives are currently leading the group. More information about the group can be found through Growing Birmingham
  • Bradford – Bradford City Council and Bradford Community Environment Project
  • Brighton & Hove – Brighton & Hove Food Partnership
  • Coventry – Garden Organic
  • London – Capital Growth
  • Manchester – The Kindling Trust
  • Middlesbrough – Middlesbrough Environment City
  • Newcastle – Food Nation
  • Nottingham - Nottingham City Council Parks and Open Spaces Services
  • Oxford – Community Action Groups Project
  • Sheffield – Grow Sheffield

The Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens is also a partner in the project and is providing advice to community groups on land issues as well as organising training sessions.


Follow The Big Dig on twitter @thebigdiguk

About the Organiser

The Big Dig is co-ordinated nationally by Sustain: The alliance for better food and farming which advocates food and agriculture policies and practices that enhance the health and welfare of people and animals, improve the working and living environment, enrich society and culture and promote equity. Sustain represents around 100 national public interest organisations working at international, national, regional and local level.

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