Get your garden ready for The Big Dig

20 February 2019

The Big Dig is an online platform to support food growing in the UK, run by Sustain.

The Big Dig Day is taking place on Saturday 27 April 2019 across the UK and we are inviting edible gardens to open their doors to volunteers and the community to mark the start of the growing season, promote their gardens and encourage people to volunteer. The Big Dig Day started in London eight years ago and over the years more cities and local areas have got involved in the day and the network. This year we want to make Big Dig bigger and better and inviting Veg Cities and other cities and local areas in the SFC network to get involved in mapping their gardens and joining the Big Dig Day!

Sustain is producing a support package for local areas and individual gardens to download and print locally and a web mapping tool and Harvest-ometer, available on 1 March 2019.

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To learn more, join the SFC webinar, 12 March, 11h00 – 12h05 which will cover the history of the Big Dig and how you can get involved. It will go over the support available for local areas and gardens including digital materials and the web mapping tool. You will hear from a food growing network in Manchester about their experience of mapping growing spaces in the city and joining the Big Dig. Register now.


Leon Ballin
Sustainable Food Cities

Sustainable Food Cities is a partnership programme run by

Soil Association

Food Matters

Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
Sustainable Food Cities is funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation