The Big Dig
"The spirit of the Big Dig is what community gardening is all about"
Every spring, hundreds of volunteers pull on their wellies and head outside to help a community garden get ready for the new growing season. In 2016, over 40 gardens took part, welcoming over 750 volunteers throughout London to help shovel compost, build trellises, plant seedlings and enjoy a hard day's work in the company of friends and neighbours.
The Big Dig across the UK
The Big Dig started life as an event run by Capital Growth in 2012 to engage volunteers in their local food-growing space. It was initially funded as a nationwide project, managed by Sustain, recruiting 7,500 new volunteers to take part in community gardening. The network continues to work with cities in the UK. Find out more on www.bigdig.org.uk