Boscombe high street is being turned into a vegetable patch through the new Veg Power campaign. From now until June different vegetable based events and activities will be going on all over Boscombe to encourage people to get growing, eating and enjoying vegetables.
The campaign in Boscombe is led by the Sustainable Food City Partnership and Bournemouth Council, and aims to get everyone eating better. The campaign will be installing raised beds on the high street and developing new growing spaces to grow veg, encouraging greater use of Healthy Start Vouchers and delivering cookery demonstrations and workshops. Finally, the campaign will also look at helping reduce waste and redistribute surplus by promoting Boscombe’s new community fridge, celebrating veg as a community through Wasteless Community Meals and developing a food surplus network.
There are lots of different ways to get involved so why not join one of the cookery demonstrations, share some great food at the Christmas Community meal or get involved with the latest social media campaigns. Right now, you can win dinner for two at Urban Reef by using your favourite veg to turn yourself into a veg superhero, take a photo and post it online using #VegPowerBoscombe, use the hashtag to see what’s already been posted and get inspired to take part! To keep up to date with events and new competitions follow the Sustainable Food City Partnership on Facebook.
Sarah Watson manager of the Sustainable Food City Partnership says:
“We are so pleased to be working with the people of Boscombe to get everyone enjoying vegetables. We hope that our campaign will really engage with everyone and improve health and wellbeing through all the activities we have planned from now until the summer. Look out for our veg batman poster as new activities and competitions will be happening all the time, and we hope to be getting businesses signed up to make small changes in what they do as well. We’re really excited to be partnering with Urban Reef on the first of our social media competitions as they have already committed to supporting Boscombe to become a Veg Cities high street!”
|13th November||The Joy cafe||Autumn feasts|
|27th November||Boscombe Children’s Centre||Cooking on a Budget|
|11th December||Boscombe Children’s Centre||Christmas on a Budget|
|8th January||Boscombe Children’s Centre||Community Fridge Cooking|
|22nd January||Boscombe Children’s Centre||Spring Veg Session|
|12th February||The Joy Cafe||Valentine Cooking|
|TBC||Little Pickle Deli Cafe||Raw foods|
|16th April||The Joy Café||Easter on a Budget|
|14th May||The Joy Café||Summer Spectacular|
|6th June||Secret Garden||Pizza workshop|