The Big Dig: Saturday 15th September

Come and visit us! The London Road Station Partnership is opening as part of The Big Dig this Saturday 15th September from 10am to 4pm.

The Big Dig is a national initiative to support community edible growing projects. It’s funded by the government’s Social Action Fund and involves six cities: Brighton and Hove, Coventry, London, Manchester, Middlesborough and Sheffield.

This weekend, community edible growing gardens in these cities will be open to the public. We’ve been billed on the Social Action Fund’s website as ‘a garden of lush, productive, organic food …  the perfect remedy for commuters stepping off a train’.

Harvest/Brighton & Hove Food Partnership is coordinating The Big Dig open day in our city. You can download the brochure here. The gardens are organised in trails, so you can enjoy visiting several gardens in the same area. We’re part of The City Trail, which includes Harvest’s own demonstration garden in Preston Park.

We promise a warm welcome to all visitors. Our garden at the moment is looking its best ever! Come along and see our edible planting in raised beds, explore our compost area, talk to us about the fun of growing fruit and vegetables as a community group, and chat about our next project: constructing a community herb garden where anybody passing can come and get fresh herbs.

There will be bouquets of herbs that we’ve grown this year to take away.

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