What is VEG CITIES?
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.
Over 80 gardens across the UK, from Perth to Bournemouth are opening their gates, lining up their spades and getting the kettle on to welcome new growers to take a look.
The children at Brooms Roman Catholic Primary School in Leadgate, in the north of the county, have got stuck into the #EatThemToDefeatThem Veg Power campaign. Since early February they’ve been getting creative with the Veg of the Week, coming up with ever more creative ideas to use and eat vegetables.
Research has shown that 80 per cent of children and 96 per cent of teenagers aren’t eating enough vegetables. Caterlink – an education contract caterer with a strong presence in London, the South East and the South West – is helping to turn these statistics around by pledging to increase the amount of vegetables served in their recipes by ten per cent within the first two years.