What’s Happening

Our network of initiatives

Keep growing Aberdeen

Keep Growing Aberdeen is a seedling sharing project formed by a new partnership between CFINE, One Seed Forward, Tullos Community Garden, and Granite City Good Food to deliver home growing packs to people's homes, including vegetable and herb seeds, plant pots, compost, and detailed instructions on how to get growing.

Keep the School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme in our schools

Sustain joins joint call for the reinstatement of the School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme suspended since March. 

UK vegetable production down according to new Peas Please report

A new report released by the Peas Please initiative, highlights that UK vegetable production fell by 12% between 2017 and 2018 , the lowest level of domestic horticulture production for over 20 years.

Online farmers’ market set to launch in Exeter

Food Exeter formed a new community benefit society, Good Food Exeter, and is launching a brand-new online farmer’s market 9 June.

Turnip the spotlight onto veggies with #SwitchUpYourLunch

To encourage everyone in Oxfordshire to consider the environmental impacts of food choices, Good Food Oxford, Oxfordshire Greentech and other partner organisations asked people, companies, schools, universities and community groups in the region (and beyond) to pledge to eat a vegetarian lunch on the 8 June 2020.

New #SeasonalVeg campaign calls on consumers to eat in-season vegetables

With schools, restaurants, and hotels closed down, there is a great deal of British seasonal vegetables that were destined for the food service industry at risk of being wasted. Veg Power has been asked by the Cabinet Office and DEFRA to rally support and created the #SeasonalVeg campaign to inspire the UK to eat more seasonal vegetables.

Fun vegetable characters join rainbows in windows across Leeds

A campaign to encourage families and young people to eat and grow more vegetables sets roots in lockdown.

Growing more food in lockdown in Cardiff

Working in collaboration with food emergency response networks, Food Cardiff and Edible Cardiff are encouraging residents to grow their own vegetables.

Community fridge helps residents grow their own

Hove based, Weald Allotment Community Fridge, has been delivering 'mini allotments' to local residents to help them grow their own food. Their innovative food delivery system hopes to lift spirits as well as give people access to fresh organic produce.

Demand for veg box schemes doubles during lockdown

New data from Sustain member the Food Foundation shows that veg box sales increased by 111% in six weeks, from the end of February to mid-April, driven by the circumstances of the Covid-19 pandemic.