The Dig It! Royal Oak Organic Garden was established in 1982. Today, our thriving community hub showcases organic and permaculture gardening practices to local schools, community groups and residents.
There are a number of different ways you can get involved with the Dig It! community, depending on where your interests lie.
Adopt a Plot
You can adopt a garden bed to grow your own organic produce. Whether you’re a complete novice or have a serious green thumb, the Dig It! team are on-hand with both advice and support.
We welcome all people, including people who identify as having an impairment or who experience mental illness. As a result, Dig It! is a diverse, vibrant and welcoming community to be a part of.
All our volunteers are important partners in the overall running of the garden. This can include assisting with the maintenance of the wider site, helping deliver events or providing administrative support.
Attend a Workshop
We hold a regular series of workshops throughout the year dedicated to permaculture, sustainability and health and wellbeing.
Details of what’s coming up can be found on the Events page of this blog or on our Facebook page.
You should know that in 2016 we are redeveloping our gardens, so our usual programme of workshops is on hold until that project is complete. If you'd like to learn more about this project, you can read more about it in our blog on the subject!
Take a Tour
We welcome schools, community groups and other organisations who would like to visit our gardens. Whether you’d like to learn more about how the gardens operate, organic gardening or see our accessible garden showcased, we can tailor a tour to suit your interests. Contact our Gardens Supervisor to find out more.