Dig In (York)

Dig In SoftpotsDig In Softpots

Dig In aims to create a network of community-led edible food growing places in partnership with City of York Council.

This exciting 3 year project started in November 2011. Through Dig In, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust is providing positive outdoor activities for children, young people and families, which are free and accessible to all.

The project is promoting:

  • More active and healthy living
  • an improvement to participant's knowledge of food growing and caring for the local environment
  • an increase in participant's inter-personal skills and self-esteem
  • a greater feeling of community pride and belonging in participants

The project activities include:

  • Design of community-led food-growing spaces through consultation workshops
  • Creation of community-led food-growing spaces through community work days, including building clay ovens
  • Delivery of gardening clubs for different groups, for example, families with young children, young people attending alternative learning programmes
  • Delivery of environmental clubs for different groups, for example, people with behavioural needs or disabilities
  • Provision of free resources on subjects such as healthy eating, becoming more active and sustainable living, which will be available in hard copies and electronically
  • Delivery of training opportunities
  • Recruitment and training of volunteers.

 Where we are working:

View Dig In Community Gardens in a larger map




For more information on this project please contact any of the Dig In team by calling 01904 659570.

This project is funded by the Big Lottery Fund, for more information visit www.biglotteryfund.org.uk


What's on

Ghostly Safari

Saturday 1st November 2014,
5.00pm - 9.00pm

Venue: Spurn National Nature Reserve

Be scared silly by ghost stories here at Spurn. Be prepared to be frightened as you experience night-time on this remote strip of land.

See all events

A-Z of Wildlife

Photo of Curlew

Name: Curlew

Scientific name: Numenius arquata

Category: Wading birds

View full A-Z

Latest tweet

So long #autumnwatch. You've been great. So good to celebrate our wildlife. Lucky there's #LifeStory to keep us going. Come on #winterwatch

10 hours 37 min ago.

Go wood mouse. To the top of the class!#Autumnwatch

10 hours 43 min ago.

Can't wait to hear about the new research studying urban badgers in #winterwatch. Get your sightings in! #Autumnwatch

10 hours 57 min ago.

#Halloween. Perfect night for bats on #Autumnwatch and amazing to see them up close. Loving the Brown Long Eared. Gorgeous!

11 hours 12 min ago.

Visit our #nature reserve Townclose Hills in Leeds to see some brilliant examples of grykes in limestone #Autumnwatch

11 hours 15 min ago.

More tweets