The Big Dig is all about getting people involved in their local community garden.

We hold national events to promote edible gardens and encourage people to volunteer.

The Big Dig day
Saturday 22 April 2017

Volunteer for a day of good work and good food to help local gardens get ready for the growing season. Browse the city maps to find a garden near you looking for volunteers.

Community gardens in London, Manchester and Birmingham can register for their local Big Dig 2017 via their city's Big Dig Map. Simply choose your city's icon on the right, and then click the 'Join' button in the top right corner of the map to sign up.

Want to find out more? Get in touch with us at

The Big Dig Cities

The Big Dig on flickr
Pictures from Big Dig events across the country


Our simple online tool helps growers keep track of how much food they grow and how much money they save.

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The Big Dig

The Big Dig is a nationwide project which aims to get more people involved in community food-growing. The Big Dig is a project of Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming.

The Big Dig
C/o Sustain
Development House
56 - 64 Leonard Street