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News - 23 April 2010

Businesses Help Pave the Streets with Veg!

Everyone’s talking about growing your own veg these days and Brighton & Hove is leading the way with the city’s Harvest campaign to get more people growing and eating local food. Now local businesses are invited to get in on the act and create a city ‘paved with veg’.

The ‘Grow It!’ competition encourages businesses to grow edible plants in their shops, windows and gardens. This is a great way for businesses to attract new customers, show their support for local food and food growing, and maybe even save a few pennies in the process! The best displays will be announced at the Sussex Eco Awards during the Food Festival in September.

Businesses of any kind can participate and a free packet of basil or rocket seeds and a window sticker are available to any business that signs up to the competition!

Information on how to enter and how local people can encourage businesses to join in can be found at

“We can’t wait to see businesses around the city taking part in this competition – from The Lanes to the Downs we could have buildings brimming with edible plants! It’s a great way to celebrate the unique and independent spirit of our city and show the growing interest in local food and growing your own.” said Jess Crocker, Manager of the Harvest project at the Brighton & Hove Food Partnership.

If you would like to find out more about the project, you can download the full press release from the Brighton and Hove Food Partnership by clicking on the link below (Microsoft Word Document, 40.5KB, 41,472 bytes).

And if you want to meet up with staff working on the Harvest Brighton and Hove project they will be taking a stall and teaching people about how to “Grow-your-Own” at the Brighton and Hove Business Forum’s Spring Food Fair on Hove Lawns over the weekend of the 22nd/23rd May. E-mail for further details.

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