A national organisation called Sustain is encouraging more urban communities to extend community food growing within towns and cities across the country. As it looks likely that in the future we will increasingly have to rely on growing fruit and vegetables within villages and towns and cities, to free farm land for other needs [cereals, woodlands, wilderness etc.], this is a welcome trend.
Several community food-growing ventures that already exist in and around Totnes, including Leechwell and Lamb gardens [Totnes Development Trust], three of the Incredible Edible and tree-growing sites [TTT], and growing sites in Harbertonford and Allaleigh, are planning a week of volunteer events on the different gardens, between March 16th-23rd, the national Big Dig Week.
There will a variety of different gardening tasks to be done at these sites at that time of year, not all digging!
We hope these will be enjoyable community occasions, and there will be prizes for anyone who manages to work on all sites through the week. So far, 7 events planned within 8 days, and further details about exact times and places and contact people will be appearing soon.