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Biggest ever community gardens day planned

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credit: The Big Dig

More than 200 gardens in 24 towns and cities will be opening their gates for the Big Dig Day on Saturday 16th March to encourage people to get digging and discover the many health and wellbeing benefits of community gardening.

The Big Dig’s Clare Horrell said: “We want to use the Big Dig Day to get thousands of new people involved and reap the positive effects that a community garden can have on them individually and on their communities”

Since launching last year, the Big Dig project, which is co-ordinated nationally by Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming, has recruited 5,000 new volunteers for community gardens.

Carlton Smith, Chief Executive of the Bradford Community Environment Project said: “We are delighted to be part of the Big Dig and are looking forward to welcoming new people to our gardens. Working with your local community or creating your own space to grow fruit and vegetables is good for you physically, spiritually and is good for your pocket. Food growing is fun and a great way to meet new people.”

To find out how you can get involved, visit www.bigdig.org.uk

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