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.

We are developing a new Big Dig website that will launch in early March 2019.
Until then the website will have greatly reduced functionality. Apologies for any inconvenience.

The Big Dig day
Saturday 27 April 2019

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.

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

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.

Find out more

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