Hull Veg City 2019-20 programme
Veg Cities Hull exists to increase the growing, cooking and eating of vegetables in Hull. We work with organisations such as Hull Healthy Lifestyles, Hull KR Community Trust, Veg Power UK and many others. We are doing this by organising events, challenges and promotions that inspire and motivate people to get involved as individuals or as a community in the growing, cooking and eating more VEG!
We aim to make things as fun and enjoyable as possible. Would you like to get involved? If so, read below, or get in touch with us at
Veg Cities Hull 2020 programme
Theme: New Year – “Let’s eat more vegetables”
Start the new year with by discovering exciting ways of adding more vegetables to your diet in 2020!
blog posts about eating more veg will go out 2 nd 6 th 13 th , 20 th 27 th January.
Getting children to eat more vegetables
Eat the Rainbow!
Eating healthily on a budget
Theme – Germinating – Build up to on 7th March. Hull Seed Swap Learn how to germinate seeds for the 2020 veg growing season and visit our city centre seed swap early next month.
We’ll be photographing the germination some vegetable seeds, as they grow into seedlings.
Also starting in February
Eat Them to Defeat Them with Veg Power UK National campaign promoting vegetables to children. See it on ITV, Channel 4, Sky and on a street near you!
thFeb – Carrots
2 nd March – Peas
9 th March – Sweetcorn
16 th March – Broccoli
23 rd March – Tomatoes
30 th March – Peppers
Event 1: Hull Seed swap on Saturday 7th March
Event 2 – Cooking competition at Trinity Market – The 5 Veg Challenge on Wednesday 25th March
Competitive chefs competitng for the best dish in the kitchen
Are you an aspiring Masterchef? Prepare a dish at home using 5 different veg to enter cooking competition to win the 5-VEG challenge trophy.
April It’s time to get our veg growing underway and to make it easy we’ll be kicking off the year with a huge citywide ‘Good to Grow’ day.
Formerly known as the ‘Big Dig’ in 2019 with Hessle Road Network
GRIN in Greatfield, Hull
May We’ll be challenging businesses to provide a bowl of fresh veg for their workforce – and keep it topped up for the whole month ! (More details to follow.)
June The veg plot’s growing, but how do you get it flourishing? We’ll give you tips to keep it healthy & pest free.
(More details to follow.)
July Sald theme. Share your salad photos with us online to prove it! (More details to follow.)
August It’s harvest time so let’s enjoy the plentiful fruits of Hull’s 2020 harvest!
September Awards for the most active individuals, schools, businesses and organisations.
For more information, contact me, John Pickles at