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Gardeners 'Dig In' In York


6:00am 31st August 2013

Families in York are being invited to taste the results of children's green fingers at Glen Gardens in Heworth.

A community garden's been set up and an event's being held to celebrate what's been grown there.

Dig In is a community gardening project from Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, aiming to help communities set up their own gardens and growing spaces.

The Dig In team is currently working at four gardens across York in Clifton, Chapelfields, Heworth and The Groves – as well as with schools and youth clubs in the areas.

“We’ve had a fantastic growing year, “ says Marie Birbeck, Dig In project assistant for Heworth “compared to last year which was a bit of a wash out for some crops. We’re trying to inspire people to enjoy being outdoors and to grow their own fresh, healthy produce and it makes it much easier when the weather is as good as it has been!”

Dig In are putting on a big celebratory event to be held at Glen Gardens in Heworth today (Saturday 31st August). The event takes place from 2pm - 4pm and will include a number of “best in show” competitions.

"Heworth Scouts are running a barbeque and activities will include lawn games, face painting, willow crafts and more. The Dig In team are organising a free bus to collect people from the other community gardens, so if you live in Clifton, Chapelfields or the Groves please contact Yorkshire Wildlife Trust on 01904 659570 to find out more and to book a place", says Marie.

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