12th March 2019
The Big Dig is an online platform to support food growing in the UK, run by Sustain. The Big Dig is taking place on Saturday 27 April 2019 across the UK.
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 started in London 8 years ago and over the years a few more cities and local areas got involved. This year we would love to get Veg Cities and SFC members involved and a lot more cities and local areas participating in the Big Dig.
The webinar covered the history of the Big Dig and how you can get involved. It went over the support available for local areas and gardens including digital materials and the web mapping tool. We heard from a food growing network in Manchester about their experience of mapping growing spaces in the city and joining the Big Dig.
11:00 Welcome, housekeeping and introduction to Sustainable Food Cities and Veg Cities – Sofia Parente, Campaigns Coordinator SFC
11:10 Big Dig history and 2019 relaunch – Sarah Williams, Programme Director, Sustain
11:25 Manchester case study – Jon Ross, Director, Sow the City
11:40 Support available to food growing networks and gardens – Sofia Parente