Wednesday, 22 April 2020

With a roll of imaginary drums we are pleased to announce.... The BIG Dig In Virtual Veg Show!! 

See our two Facebook events or the poster below.
You CAN take part even if you've not got a garden - several classes are for windowsill growing.
You CAN take part if you've not got seeds - we're giving some away.
You CAN win prizes - but only if you take part!


Part 1 is the quick windowsill gardening classes, and we're going to have a Virtual Veg Show on 30th May - so you've got just over a month! That's plenty of time to grow a forest of carrot tops, to create the best cress head, the best windowsill salads, or the loveliest Miniature Garden. 



Part 2 will be the plants which take a bit longer - the tallest sunflower, the best mini-pots, or the flowery-est wildflower meadow. More about those later! We'll celebrate the winners inmid-August - and who knows, by then we may be able to meet up.
So... get growing! And if you need a helping hand, let us know, and we'll do what we can - at a distance!
Keep well.
The Dig In Team







Sunday, 13 October 2019

The pumpkins are here ... we're getting ready!

Looking forward to seeing lots of people at our Autumn Harvest event this Saturday 19th October, 1-4pm!
The soup recipes have been sorted, activities decided upon and pumpkins and apples are at the ready.
Bring your own cup for a price discount on tea or coffee.
Don't worry about the weather - there's lots of cover if rain is forecast.
What design are YOU going to carve into your pumpkin???




Saturday, 7 September 2019

Autumn event Saturday 19th October 2019

Dig Ins Autumn event will be taking place on Saturday 19th October, 1 - 4pm

Please come along to enjoy an afternoon of pumpkin carving, games, activities and seasonal soups, etc



Moths from moth night

We saw a good number of moths at our moth night in July.  Here's a couple of pictures of moths found at DigIn and another that was caught elsewhere.



Biodiversity at Dig In

Just a few pictures of the wonderful flowers we've grown at Dig In this summer.  They've been attracting many different insects and have been enjoyed by all of us on site.








Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Moth night at Dig In

We are going to be holding a moth watch at Dig In on Saturday 6th July from 9pm. A moth expert will be on site with all of the equipment necessary to attract moths so that we can see what types are present at Dig In!
If you are interested in this, booking is essential.
For more information and to book your place please email:
bookings@diginstapleford.org.uk

This will be weather dependent - check our Facebook page on Saturday in case we have to postpone.

Sunday, 30 June 2019

Wonderful afternoon!

A big THANK YOU to everyone who came to Dig In's Summer Event yesterday afternoon and made it so special!
It was surely a warm day, but there was plenty of shade under our marquee, gazebos & shady tree area to escape the sun.
The cream teas & other cakes were delicious!  Thanks to all for doing the baking, there's nothing like home-made!
About 100 visitors came to enjoy the atmosphere and linger in the shade with a nice cuppa or cold drink.
Children were kept amused with a coconut shy, hopscotch, hook-a-duck, and craft activities and there was the raffle & tombola and of course, some plants available.

Thanks Team Dig In for all of the effort that went into making a very enjoyable afternoon, and a special mention to the catering team in the (rather warm!) shed & to Debbie in the polytunnel/sauna!

Check out our Nature based workshops over the coming weeks & book on if you're interested. There's one happening in each of July, August & September.

Our Harvest event day will be towards the end of October, date as yet to be decided - check the Dig In calendar nearer the time.

See you at the allotment SOON!!