THE BIG DIG- Saturday 16th March

Friends of the Earth Falkirk invite you to join them working on their town centre gardens from 11am this Saturday 16 March. Please meet at the Bean Row urban allotment off Cow Wynd, dress appropriately and bring any tools you may have.

Friends of the Earth Falkirk has “Big” plans for its gardens this year
Following the huge success of its town centre gardens last year, Friends of the Earth Falkirk are delighted to announce that they are the only group in Scotland to register with the UK-wide Big Dig campaign. On Saturday 16 March 2013, people all over Britain will work in urban community gardens with the aim of involving local people in creating vibrant community food gardens, which can reduce anti-social behaviour, provide fresh, healthy food and put pride into communities
Norman Philip, the coordinator of the group said, “We would invite people to join us from 11 am at our urban allotment on Bean Row. We will be tidying the allotment as well as working on our herb patch outside Asda and our wildflower border on Arnot Street, outside the Polish club. No experience is needed and people of any age will be made welcome.”

Friends of the Earth Falkirk maintain four gardens in the town centre through the council’s orphan land project. The urban allotment on Bean Row (off Cow Wynd) was particularly successful last year and culminated in the group organising a soup and stovies day for everyone involved – the main ingredients having been grown on site.
The Big Dig is coordinated nationally by Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming.

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