Diggin’ It is a charity that aims to support schools and isolated members of the community in the development and sustainability of gardens using organic techniques.
Dave Smith, Education Outreach Worker and only full-time, paid member of staff at Diggin’ It, Penlee.
Chili plant varieties are a favorite crop as the community is able to use them in different ways, such as to make dyes, chili powder, jams, oils, or to use them as they are.
The Disco Shed will be a place for school children to learn how to grow plants all year round without the use of sunlight. This was the idea of a volunteer who saw the technique used in a space station.
As well as rearing chickens for eggs, their manure is used in aquaponics to cultivate plants symbiotically.