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The Big Dig is a national volunteering project for community food growing. It is funded by the Cabinet Office’s Social Action Fund. Six cities around England are taking part. The aim is to get thousands of people growing food together.

www.bigdig.org.uk harvest@bhfood.org.uk 01273 431700 #bigdiguk @harvestbh On Sunday 22nd September join a leisurely 3 ½ mile led walk exploring Stanmer Park. Meet the walk leader outside the tea rooms at 10.45 and finish the walk with activities at Apple Day. www.brightonhove.gov.uk/healthwalks

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Bus number 25 regularly goes to the entrance of Stanmer Park. At the weekend bus number 78 leaves Brighton hourly and goes directly inside the park to Stanmer Church. There are regular trains from Brighton to Falmer station.

Transport to Stanmer Park Join a group cycle ride from the Level to Stanmer Park. All welcome. Check www.biketrain.org for departure times.

Take the Bike Train to Apple Day


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The Big Dig is a national volunteering project for community food growing. It is funded by the Cabinet Office’s Social Action Fund. Six cities around England are taking part. The aim is to get thousands of people growing food together.

www.bigdig.org.uk harvest@bhfood.org.uk 01273 431700 #bigdiguk @harvestbh On Sunday 22nd September join a leisurely 3 ½ mile led walk exploring Stanmer Park. Meet the walk leader outside the tea rooms at 10.45 and finish the walk with activities at Apple Day. www.brightonhove.gov.uk/healthwalks

Healthwalk in Stanmer Bus number 25 regularly goes to the entrance of Stanmer Park. At the weekend bus number 78 leaves Brighton hourly and goes directly inside the park to Stanmer Church. There are regular trains from Brighton to Falmer station.

Transport to Stanmer Park Join a group cycle ride from the Level to Stanmer Park. All welcome. Check www.biketrain.org for departure times.

Take the Bike Train to Apple Day

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Many of these workdays take place regularly throughout the year so if you can’t get involved this week, why not join in a volunteer workday some other time? Call or email for advice on which one is best for you. Trail 1- The West

5 The Secret Garden – behind St Leonards Church, New Church Road, Hove BN3 4ED

1 Brighton & Hove Organic Gardening Group – Plots 238 & 239, Weald Allotments, Weald Avenue, Hove BN3 7JN

Wednesday 18th & Saturday 21st September 11am – 2pm An overgrown church ground which has been transformed by local residents into a community growing and wildlife garden and a much loved family friendly space. Join in the delights of potato harvesting, visit the bug hotel and find out how you can get involved. Buses 1, 1A, 6 to New Church Road Hove

Saturday 21st September 11am – 3pm Meet BHOGG – a group set up to encourage and support organic gardeners in the local community. Winner of “Best Community Allotment” in the local City in Bloom competition in 2010. Talk to the experts and take a tour in this organic sanctuary. A delight for those with a passion for organic gardening. Bus number 5 and 5a to Old Shoreham Road near Weald Avenue. Aldrington train station is one minute walk away.

2 North Portslade Community Allotment – 57/58 Mile Oak allotments – between Overdown Rise and Gorse Close, Portslade BN41 2YX Saturday 21st September 11am – 3pm Visit and get involved in this communal growing space. All ages and abilities welcome – get involved in digging, sowing vegetables, harvesting or learning about nature. The willow dome is especially fun and needs some maintenance, if you would like to try your hand at willow weaving and tying in. Bus number 1 and 1A to Mile Oak

6 Wish Park Vegetable Garden – Saxon Road, Hove BN3 4LE Monday 16th September from 4pm onwards Wildlife pond with tadpoles, raised beds with a variety of fruit and vegetables, adjacent orchard with apple and plum trees and a community compost scheme. Seating area to sit and share ideas 7 Eat-Cook-Grow with the about growing food. Brighton & Hove Food Hove All welcome. Partnership – Brighton & rket, Buses 1, 1A, 6 to New Food & Drink Festival ma Church Road Hove

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3 Plot 22 – Weald Allotments, Weald Ave, Hove, BN3 7JN Thursday 19th September 11am – 3pm Garden Thursday (for women), Friday 20th September 11am – 3pm Garden Friday (mixed adults) Plot 22 is an allotment garden and peaceful nature space just moments from the bustle of city living. There will be a range of garden tasks to help out with, including harvesting the last of the summer produce, sowing crops for the winter and enjoying lunch cooked round the fire. Numbers on both sessions are 4 Harve st Fe limited to 10 per group so book in Activity Day – stival advance info@plot22.org Close Playgro Warrior Bus number 5 and 5a to the Old Portslade, BN und, Shoreham Road near Weald Avenue. Thursday 19th 41 2JA Aldrington train station is one minute September 4p m -7pm walk away. A food-themed fun day for local residents , with family-friendly activities and seedbom b making. Bus number 6

The Big Dig Week 16th – 22nd September 2013 For more details about each project, directions, parking and accessibility:

www.bigdig.org.uk Trail 2 – The City 8 Dyke Road Community Vegetable Garden – Dyke Road Park, Dyke Road, Brighton BN3 6EH Saturday 21st September 12pm – 2pm Monthly Munch – “Harvest Shenanigans”. Community picnic in the vegetable garden behind the tennis courts at the north end of the park. Join in a celebration of the wonderful homegrown food available in the community. Bring food and anything home-grown to share with neighbours. This month’s theme is ‘Make your own dressing’. Bus numbers 14, 14C, 27 and 77 buses go past the park

9 Hanover VEG – Hanover Community Centre, 33 Southover Street, Brighton BN2 9UD Thursday 19th September 2pm – 7pm Community education garden promoting sustainability, growing and sharing. A great example of what can be achieved in a small urban garden including raised beds, edible walls and community composting. Take part in this regular volunteer workday and join in the joy of vegetable harvesting. Regular buses to the Level or 81 / 81A to Queens Park Road

13 Phoenix Community Centre Garden – 2 Phoenix Place Brighton, BN2 9ND Saturday 21st September 12pm – 4pm Located around the corner from the Phoenix Arts Centre, this hidden gem has been created by local residents who have turned a small alley into an oasis for fruit and vegetables. Get involved in preparing the soil for winter cultivation and next year’s growing season. Sample tasty food and teas from grown produce and herbs. Buses to Old Steine / The Level / London Road

14 St Nicholas Green Spaces Association, Dyke Road, BN1 3JN Thursday 19th September 10.30am – 1pm Voluntary group protecting and enhancing the open spaces around St. Nicholas Church as a place of recreation and enjoyment for all sections of the local community. Join volunteers in a regular workday and plant some trees. Coffee and cake! Buses to Churchill Square / Dyke Road

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10 London Road Station Partnership Garden – Shaftesbury Place, Brighton BN1 4QS Saturday 21st September 12.30pm – 4pm A disused area of station ground transformed into a beautiful ornamental site and a lush, productive, organic food garden open for volunteers and visitors. Activities will involve harvesting raspberries, propagating herbs, admiring and tasting the first apples from the orchard, late sowing and regular garden maintenance. Regular buses to London Road. Trains to London Road station.

11 Harvest Demonstration Garden – Preston Park, Brighton BN1 6HN Wednesday 18th September 10am – 1pm Situated just behind the Rotunda Cafe this flourishing garden is packed with colour, textures, scent and taste. It’s a great resource to discover the possibilities of growing your own vegetables and fruits and make your space a welcoming place for both people and wildlife. Come and join in or have a look round, enjoy the space, get lost in a sea of wildflowers and pick up some tips. Buses 5, 5A, 17, 40, 40X and 273. Train to Preston Park.

12 One Brighton Community Garden – Brighton Junction, Isetta Square, 35 New England St, Brighton, BN1 4GQ Thursday 19th September 2.30pm – 5.30pm – Open Day Friday 20th September 3.30pm – 5.30pm – Volunteer Work Day A stone’s throw from Brighton station, this new addition to September’s Big Dig showcases raised beds, herb gardens and a mobile orchard! Take a garden tour, propagate mint from the tea bed and make herbal infusions. All gardeners and beginners welcome. Buses to London Road. Train to Brighton station.

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Brighton Permaculture Trust – Stanmer Park, BN1 9PZ Sunday 22nd September 11am – 5pm A seasonal celebration in and around the orchards at Stanmer Park. More apple activities than you can possibly imagine. If you would like to volunteer for Apple Day please contact Brighton Permaculture Trust directly www.brightonpermaculture.org.uk. Sussex apple displays, apple pressing, trees and produce for sale, cooking demos, orchard tours, storytelling, live music and apple cafes. A thoroughly applethemed day, full of revelry and perfect for families and friends.

Trail 3 – The East 16 Bevendean Community Garden – just off Heath Hill Avenue, Bevendean, BN2 4JP, (opposite the school just before Norwich Drive) Thursday 19th September 9.30am – 1pm Sunday 22nd September 1pm – 4pm Community run garden with an interest in community work, sharing knowledge, and socialising. Enjoy the beautiful wildlife pond and forest garden. On Thursday take part in garlic and onion planting and a communal lunch from the clay oven. On Sunday join in garden work and a quiz walk in the woods with prizes followed by pancakes and homemade jam. What a treat! Bus number 48 to Lower Bevendean

17 BUCFP Food Project – Walpole Road Allotments, Whitehawk Hill Road, BN2 0AH Monday 16th September, from 1.30pm. Please call 671213 to arrange Brighton Unemployed Centre Families Project is open for anyone who wants to find out about volunteering or getting involved. Join a guided tour of this beautiful three plot organic food project with an opportunity to do some hands-on gardening if you like. Meet the dedicated growers and share a tasty vegan picnic lunch. Buses 1, 1A, 7, 23 to Eastern Road

18 The Carers Garden – Craven Vale Allotments, Beresford Rd (north end), BN2 5DD Thursday 19th September 10am – 1pm. If you missed seeing the Carers Garden during Big Dig March (one of the coldest days of the winter!) come and visit them now. Don’t be misled by the name, digging isn’t compulsory! Just take the chance to come and see what’s been grown and meet some of the carers & volunteers involved with the project. Email sara.padhiartutton@thecarerscentre.org or just arrive on the day and call the allotment mobile 07518738357 Bus number 37 to Donald Hall Road and Beresford Road

19 Magpie Community Allotment – Plot 124 – 125, Moulsecoomb Estate Allotments, Natal Road, BN2 4BN Sunday 22nd September 1pm – 4pm Learning allotment for local residents with an interest in food growing. Follow the path straight through the site, turn right and walk to the end. Take part in fruit tree planting in the 'permaculture' area. Refreshments provided, including food made from allotment produce. New volunteers welcome. Bus number 25 to Lewes Road. Street parking nearby.

20 Moulsecoomb Forest Garden and Wildlife Project – by Moulsecoomb Station, Queensdown School Road, Brighton, BN2 4GP Tuesday 17th & Friday 20th September 10am – 3pm Check out this award-winning community food project. Backing onto wood and farmland, this wonderful space is a complete wildlife haven and an important resource offering horticultural, educational and social opportunities to residents and schools in the surrounding area. Come and volunteer and share a tasty lunch. No experience necessary. Arrive at 10am. Please email in advance so enough food is cooked! info@seedybusiness.org Bus number 25, 25A, 10, 24, 28 and 49. Train to Moulsecoomb station.

21 Fork & Dig It – Stanmer Organics. Situated just before the Earthship. Tuesday 17th & Friday 20th September 10am – 2.30pm Community horticulture project growing delicious, nutritious and affordable organic food. All ages and abilities are welcome to get out of town and spend some time on site in a peaceful location within easy traveling distance from the heart of Brighton. Get involved in sowing, planting, digging, netting, harvesting, composting and much more besides. All work is supervised. Bring enthusiasm, sensible clothes and some lunch and enjoy learning to grow at your own pace.

22 North Laine Community Allotment – On the path just before Stanmer Organics, Stanmer Park, BN1 9SE Saturday 21st September 11am – 5pm Community plot for residents of the North Laine in the beautiful setting of Stanmer Park. Small friendly plot with lots of growing activities to get stuck into including building a fruit cage and making paths.

23 The Physic Garden – Stanmer Organics. Situated just before the Earthship. Friday 20th September 10am – 4pm Wonderful medicinal herb garden growing herbs, fruit, vegetables and flowers that promote good health. Discover this hands on garden; join other volunteers in the countryside, have a bit of quiet time and learn about natural plant medicines. You can also catch the Physic Garden at Apple Day on 22nd September.

24 Stanmer Community Garden Group – Just left of Plumpton College / Stanmer Offices, Stanmer Park, Falmer BN1 9SE Friday 20th September 11am – 3pm Stanmer Community Garden Group will be Big Digging in the yard of the community gardens, by the tool shed, selling potted shrubs, herbs and seedlings, with jam, cakes, biscuits, tea and coffee to enjoy. Join a tour of the community gardens at 2pm with a herb and flower identity walk or pick and buy their produce at the best prices.

See overleaf for transport to Stanmer.


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Kemp Town

25 gardens are o the week, showc pen throughout range of commu asing a diverse parks, orchards nity projects in Check out three and forests. across the city wabundant trails workdays, activityith volunteer days and a pop-u events, fun the city centre! p surprise in

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East

Brighton Marina

The Big Dig is a national volunteering project for community food growing. It is funded by the Cabinet Office’s Social Action Fund. Six cities around England are taking part. The aim is to get thousands of people growing food together.

www.bigdig.org.uk harvest@bhfood.org.uk 01273 431700 #bigdiguk @harvestbh On Sunday 22nd September join a leisurely 3 ½ mile led walk exploring Stanmer Park. Meet the walk leader outside the tea rooms at 10.45 and finish the walk with activities at Apple Day. www.brightonhove.gov.uk/healthwalks

2013 r e b m te p e S d n 2 2 – th 6 1

Big Dig Week

Healthwalk in Stanmer

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Bus number 25 regularly goes to the entrance of Stanmer Park. At the weekend bus number 78 leaves Brighton hourly and goes directly inside the park to Stanmer Church. There are regular trains from Brighton to Falmer station.

Transport to Stanmer Park Join a group cycle ride from the Level to Stanmer Park. All welcome. Check www.biketrain.org for departure times.

Take the Bike Train to Apple Day

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