The call is out for Londoners of all ages and experience, to get involved in the Big Dig Day on Saturday 21st March 2015. The day will see thousands of Londoners and many more people across the country don their wellies and get stuck in at a local food growing garden.
The Big Dig Day is the flagship community event of Capital Growth London’s network of over 2 000 food growing gardens located on roofs, in parks and tucked away in hidden corners between houses, by canals and on urban farms. In its fourth year the Big Dig is also run nationally and has helped recruit over 10 000 volunteers to take part in community gardening in the UK.
With over a month to go before the Big Dig day, over 90 gardens have already signed up in the capital – preparing London for its biggest day of community food growing yet. Eloise Dey, from Capital Growth commented “London is home to such an incredible range and number of community food growing gardens reflecting its diverse communities and the Big Dig day provides a great way to get involved with your local food growing space”
Capital Growth is supported by the Mayor of London and this year’s Big Dig day has been funded by Urban Food Routes , as part of its promotion of food growing in London. Rosie Boycott, Chair of the London Food Board says: “Capital Growth is helping more Londoners than ever to grow food, eat more healthily and meet people. The Big Dig is a great way for people to get roll up their sleeves and get involved in their local community.”
Edible Gardens wanting to participate or volunteers looking to take part in a local Big Dig day can visit the website www.bigdig.org.uk/london to sign up