Planted in Nottingham

Planted in Nottingham , also known as planted Catering campaign , is a company [1] and a campaign group based in Nottingham, England, promote ethical alternative to the usual fast food. It does this by hosting events such as the annual East Midlands Vegan Festival, [2] [3] publish books and pamphlets, and maintain a comprehensive website, including a contacts directory [4] groups with similar goals. As a non-profit worker co-operatives, it also provides affordable, healthy, minimally packaged vegan catering for a wide range of events and protests by means of fair trade, organic and / or local produce. [ Citation needed ] [5] [6]


Planted was formed in 1984 by seven animal rights activists who were frustrated at the lack of vegetarian fast food available at the time. [7] They began by selling veggieburgers to the public from a mobile stall, later also provide locally baked pies and cakes and other foods and beverages. Co-op has since gone on to provide both snacks and full cooked meals for thousands of people in the peace movement marches, animal rights demonstrations, festivals, protest camp and reclaim the streets events. [8]

From 1985, vegetables based at the Rainbow Centre in Nottingham. [ Citation needed ] They took later in the day to day running of the center. [9] In 2001, moved into the forest Fields area of the city and renamed the Sumac Centre, a part of the emerging British Social Centre Network.


There have been many other campaigns and projects established or supported by former and current Veggies members and volunteers, including samosas for social change [10] (support, among other things, charity Vegfam [11] and the food not bombs “Hurricane Katrina appeal); vegan Business Connection, [12]all-vegan bakery, Screaming carrot, [13] and vegan catering projects in other cities.

Vegetables have been reported to have a ” large and comprehensive Internet capabilities ,” [14] used the network for issues relating to human rights, animal rights, environmental protection, anti-militarism and social justice. Vegetables are dedicated to promoting the goals of the campaign community with links to organizations such as Amnesty International, Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth, [15] , although they are increasingly campaign at a more grassroots level, rather than relying on the resources (inter) national organizations. From 1987 to 1996, until today, vegetables have been closely associated with the McLibel campaign and London Greenpeace, [16] [17]continues to help with the coordination of the days of action [18] and the allocation of campaign resources.

The publications Movement for Compassionate Living, promoting simple living, printed and distributed by vegetables, which also act as local contacts for Animal Aid, the Vegan Society, the Vegetarian Society and Viva! .

Awards and criticism 

In 2004, Direct Action Against Apathy zine called Veggies “… probably the best vegan catering outfit on the planet.” [19]

List of awards:

  • 2006 – Vegan Society – Best Vegan Catering [20]


  1. Jump up ^ “Company Presentation by: VEGGIES CATERING CAMPAIGN (NOTTINGHAM) LIMITED”. Retrieved May 8, 2015.
  2. Jump up ^ East Midlands Vegan Festival
  3. Jump up ^ Tash photographs Report, 10 December 2005
  4. Jump up ^ Online Directory, planted .
  5. Jump up ^ Events, planted .
  6. Jump up ^ Food Initiatives Group Newsletter Summer, earthworks Greater Nottingham , 2004.Arkiv18 May 2015 vidWayback Machine.
  7. Jump up ^ Nottingham Trader, 12 December 1984
  8. Jump up ^ My Anti War, October 17, 2005
  9. Jump up ^ Watcher. “Rainbow Centre 25th Anniversary”. Nottingham Indymedia. Retrieved May 8, 2015.
  10. Jump up ^ Food Not Bombs Hurricane Appeal, UK Indymedia September 13, 2005.
  11. Jump up ^ Vegfam, Vegan Village .
  12. Jump up ^ Arthur Ling. Vegan 100 Views: Vegan Concept, Plamil Foods , spring 2004.
  13. Jump up ^ Screaming carrot, Homepage
  14. Jump up ^ Article by Kevin toolis ithe Guardian Society section
  15. Jump up ^ Vegetarian invasion, Management Today March 1, 1999.
  16. Jump up ^ McLibel Two city back up, McSpotlight May 23, 1996.
  17. Jump up ^ Steel and Morris vs. United Kingdom , TheEuropadomstolen the 15 February 2005.
  18. Jump up ^ McLibel Days of Action, are planted .
  19. Jump up ^ Direct Action Against Apathy webbplatsi February 2004
  20. Jump up ^ Vegan Society Awards: Best Vegan Catering, Vegan Society , 2006.