BIG DIG IS COMING!

bigdigbuntingatbordesleygreenOn and around the 16th March food growing sites across Birmingham will be opening their doors, gates and sheds to introduce you to their sites, start the growing year and complete a range of activities including tree planting, seed sowing, soil preparation and MORE!

Find out what’s happening near you by using the BIG DIG BRUM MAP. We hope you find a green gem on your doorstep, pop along and get involved in some food growing.

GROW SITES: want to open up to volunteers and visitors on the 16th March (or around)? Get in touch with Chris or Clare and we’ll answer any questions you may have. If you have an event already planned then please complete this FORM and get it on the map!

The last sign up date for Big dig is the 12th March HOWEVER sign up early to give yourself plenty of time to promote your activity!

NOT A GARDENER? – we need PHOTOGRAPHERS, FILM MAKERS, WEB MASTERS and COORDINATORS to help us make this happen. If you’re interested please get in touch with Chris or Clare.

USEFUL LINKS:

Info on the national BIG DIG event, Publications to help you set up your site, get funding and more

Growing Birmingham for more information about Big Dig and other happenings in the city

Urban Veg Courses to help you and your project get skilled up so you can share your knowledge with confidence!

WE’RE IN THE BIRMINGHAM MAIL! Read all about the launch of Big Dig Brum and see if you recognise any of us!

A BIT OF EARLY VEG TO INSPIRE YOU!

As its so early in the year there’s not much veg around so Christine from the Birmingham and District Allotments Council knitted some! These were on display at the Big Dig Bordesley Green meeting and I think they started a bit of a trend!

christinesknittedveg

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Birmingham University Students – Going Green and Getting a Healthy Mind and Body

On the 20th February Winterbourne House and Garden and Urban Veg are opening up to the students of Birmingham University.

Special tours and hands on gardening fun with Alys Fowler, will be running during the day to raise awareness of outdoor activity as a means to well-being of the self AND the environment.

For more information:

http://unimentalhealthday.tumblr.com/programmeofevents/WinterbourneGardens

http://www.guildofstudents.com/gogreen

Go on, take a break from studies and reinvigorate your mind!

snowdrops and aconites

Snowdrops and aconites in a garden