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.

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The Big Dig day
Saturday 21 April 2018

This year the Big Dig Day is happening in London.

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.

Click on the London button to find a garden near you.

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

The Big Dig Cities


Community gardens in these areas can register on our map to promote their gardens, and can also access our Harvest-ometer tool, to record and value their harvest.

To find out how your town or city can get involved email

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