Dig It Community Allotment is located at the Byrds Farm Lane Allotment site which is tucked away just behind Crocus Fields road, just off Little Walden Road at the north end of Saffron Walden. It was launched in October 2011 with the purpose of enabling anyone to be able to come and learn how to grow their own fresh, organic fruit and veg in a friendly social atmosphere.
We run twice weekly volunteer days on Tuesday and Fridays throughout most of the year. Sessions are supervised by staff members Tessa Horner and Gill Brown. Participation is open to everyone (though if you are under 13 you will need to bring a parent or guardian with you). The site has been made wheelchair friendly and has several raised beds with plans for more, as well as areas for children to play, so it’s easy for anyone of any age or level of fitness to join in!
Our produce is shared out amongst the volunteers and come spring and summer there are usually plenty of fresh ingredients to take home for dinner. Tips are always available on food preparation, particularly when we cook meals to share in our on-site field kitchen.
If you are interested in joining our group or would like more information please contact us