Big Dig Day Saturday 16 March

Big Dig MarchIt’s Big Dig Day on Saturday 16th March. To celebrate the national campaign to get more people involved in community food growing, we’ll be open between 11am and 2.00pm. Click here for Brighton Big Dig flyer. More on Big Dig

Come along and get involved in the fun of community veg gardening! All welcome.

There’ll be opportunities to get your hands dirty – literally (H&S note: plenty of gardening gloves provided). We’ll be sowing seeds, turning over our compost heap (lovely!) and mulching our raised beds with compost – all the great stuff you have to do to start off the season. There will be lots to do, free seeds to give away and maybe – just maybe – some biscuits using herbs from the garden.

We’ll be checking up on our mini-orchard and our raspberry canes, cutting back mint, reviving our frisee lettuce, encouraging our weedy leeks and showcasing our planting plans for 2013 (see February blog). In particular, we’ll be deciding on herbs for our planned public herb planters, where passers-by can pick up the herbs they might need for the evening meal. Come along with interesting recipes that require fresh herbs that grow well in our climate: rosemary, thyme, mint, sage, bay, parsely, basil, marjoram … and other ideas for what we might grow.

Brighton’s Big Dig week is being launched from our garden, with visits from our MP Caroline Lucas and Mayor Bill Randall.

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