Volunteers get stuck in at the Dalston Eastern Curve for the Big Dig
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Volunteers came out in force to help out at three Hackney community gardens, joining a nationwide effort to get people growing food together.
The Big Dig saw the Dalston Eastern Curve garden, Linzell Estate forest garden and Homerton Hospital’s Picu Bevan ward garden join 70 other urban food-growing projects across London, which threw open their gates to get a head start for the growing season.
Over 30 volunteers of all ages got stuck in at the Dalston Eastern Curve in Dalston Lane to help prepare the garden for spring.
Co-ordinator Marie Murray said: “This was great way to start preparing the Garden for all the herbs and vegetables we will be growing here this summer.
“We are looking forward to more people joining in every Saturday afternoon from now on to make this the most productive year yet – it’s a great way for people to get out in the fresh air, make new friends and enjoy locally grown food.”
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The Big Dig day in London on March 22 was led by Capital Growth, a food growing network supported by City Hall.
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