Community Food Growing Scheme Launches In SW19

Dig deep for Merton

A community food and plant growing scheme called 'Dig Merton' is about to be launched in Wimbledon.

The scheme's first pilot project is being launched at De Burgh Road in Wimbledon at 2pm on Saturday March 29.

The team will be planting fruit trees, including apple trees, and some bedding plants in a small open space that is a popular cut-through.

There will also be an opportunity to speak to the Dig Merton team on the day about getting involved in future projects around the borough.

The scheme is being backed by organisations including Sustainable Merton, Merton Council, Circle Housing, Merton Chamber of Commerce, YMCA, the May Project.

Sustainable Merton’s Tom Walsh said: "There are already a few movers and shakers in Merton turning their green fingers to good work for the community and they are getting involved in planting fruit, vegetables and wild flowers on public land across the borough. We know that there are people who really want to get involved in these types of projects and Dig Merton is a great way to get started."

March 14, 2014