We call on cities and other local areas to coordinate activity and action. From councils to schools, from food growing enterprises to workplaces, we all have a role to play to increase the availability and consumption of vegetables locally.

VEG CITIES is a feature campaign of Sustainable Food Cities, led by food and farming charity Sustain in partnership with the wider Peas Please initiative.

Bournemouth starts campaign to make vegetables more accessible on the high street

The campaign took over Boscombe market for a day and organised cookery demonstrations, cress-head growing and encouraged people to sign up to community cooking workshops that will happen over the next months.

St Mary’s School pledge for more veg

A primary school in the Dorset coastal town of Bridport adopted a farm to fork approach to get students and the school community involved in producing, preparing and eating more vegetables.

£130k awarded to food growing projects in Aberdeen

In March 2017, the local authority earmarked £145,000 to develop innovative community growing projects in the regeneration areas across Aberdeen, the areas with the highest levels of multiple deprivation. Nearly £130,000 has already been shared among a dozen projects with £20,000 still available.