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

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Big Dig News Archive

 

For press enquiries please email thebigdig@sustainweb.org or call 020 7065 0902.


 

Press Coverage

Below you will find links to a selection of the press coverage of The Big Dig and its partners.

2014

Volunteers get stuck in at the Dalston Eastern Curve for the Big Dig
Hackney Gazette, 2nd April, 2014

Big Dig - Welcome back
The City Planter, 4th March 2014

Urban farming:We've got the future sown up
Metro, 19th February 2014

2013

Rise of the community garden
The Sunday Times, 15th September 2013

Grow your own: is community growing worth the effort?
BBC Food website, 15th March 2013

Join the Big Dig get ready for the new growing season
City Planter, 14th March 2013

Big Dig Day
The Green Guide, 15th March 2013

London's Big Dig Day to get underway
ITV London, 16th March 2013

Spades at the ready for Big Dig Day
Time Out London blog, 16th March 2013

Brighton and Hove gardening experts offer tips during Big Dig week
The Latest, Brighton

Swindon residents urged to join in Big Dig for the first time
Swindon advertiser, 12th March 2013

Garden projects need a hand in Chippenham on Big Dig Day
Wiltshire Gazette and Herald, 14th March 2013

Residents urged to join in Big Dig
Telegraph and Argus, Bradford 12th March 2012

Big Dig takes off at Bournemouth's community gardens
Southern Daily Echo, 28th March 2013

2012

Urban farming is no longer just for the tree-hugging types
Metro, 12 September 2012

Kingsland Basin’s Floating Allotment Barge
Homes and Property, The Evening Standard, 14 September 2012

Urban Food Week and Big Dig come to town
City Planter, 5 September 2012

Bee the first to know about Urban Food Week
Time Out, 10 September 2012

Grow your own: Manchester’s edible gardens
Kids Confidential, 6 September 2012

St. Mary’s community growers join The Big Dig
Postcode Gazette, 16 September 2012

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.

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