Our network of initiatives
A new project aiming to transform Glasgow’s food system and reduce its impact on the climate crisis is today receiving £629,582 of National Lottery funding.
Community groups, gardens, local businesses and schools organised 45 events and activities in the last two months which attracted around 4,000 attendees and distributed more than 5,000 vegetable plants grown by Cardiff Council’s Bute Park Nurseries to encourage people to start growing at home.
Eat Your Greens is a Leeds restaurant with a twist. During the day they are open as a grocery store, selling local organic produce and fruit & veg boxes. After 4pm they transform into a restaurant and open for dinner serving a weekly changing menu to reflect what’s in season.
The programme from Veg Power and ITV which uses advertising and a school programme to get kids to eat more vegetables returns in February 2021.
As the seasons change, so do the vegetables. FoodWise has produced a handy toolkit with seasonal pumpkin recipes, tips for avoiding food waste and advice to help hedgehogs.
Glasgow’s best chefs went head-to-head for the third year to prepare the best dishes from locally grown vegetables under the watchful eye of head judge Gary Maclean, Masterchef the Professionals winner and Scotland’s national chef.
In September, 2.3 million primary school children in England ate Norfolk grown radishes as part of the School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme. This was the first-time radishes were included in the program.
Food charity Sustain is calling on government to extend the School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme to all 4.7M children in state funded primary schools to increase intake of fruit and veg and embed consumption habits. In tandem, the charity is calling on Government to support British farmers and get more locally sourced fruit and veg.
Community groups, gardens, neighbourhoods, markets and social enterprises are coming together this month to create a new covid-safe festival of food and growing.
World Cancer Research Fund analysed Brits' spending habits over past 30 years and found that despite eating less white bread and red meat we have have turned to pizza and ready meals which can lead to obesity and cancer.