Tag: Food Issues (page 2 of 9)

Alternative Eid Al-Adha Preparation

“The time has come for all true Muslims, be they Sunni or Shi’a, Sufi or otherwise, to stand up for the universal standards of justice and compassion that the Prophet (sal) not only spoke of (both through Hadith and, more importantly, as the receiver of the Qur’anic revelation), but actually put into practice.”

If you would like to take part in preparations for an Alternative Eid Al-Adha in Nottingham you could think about:

as a vegan/vegetarian alternative option for an Udhiya / Qurbani / Sacrifice in readiness for distributing in Nottingham.

The 9kg suggested is a rough estimate of an alternative to the boneless meat from eg: a goat.

The Nottingham Green Festival is happening at the Arboretum soon after, on September 16th, where the wonderful Veggies Catering Campaign will be cooking up a storm!  You can try out the famous wholesome meat-free Veggies Burgers, made from the very mixes  above to see what they taste like cooked up 🙂

This is just a humble suggestion for people to think about, a coming together that shall find its time

Vegan Eid Recipes!

Here’s wishing everyone a very happy Eid! To help you make this Eid extra special – and animal-friendly – we’re sharing these yummy vegan recipes with you!

All you need to keep the festivities and kindness alive is to replace meat with mock meat or veggies. Try out these vegan recipes, and share them with all your friends.

See recipes at PETA India

The Sacrifice of “Eid al-Adha”
AN ISLAMIC PERSPECTIVE AGAINST ANIMAL SACRIFICE
by Shahid ‘Ali Muttaqi

“We can talk all we want about Sunnah (tradition and the way of the Prophet [sal]), but if we do so, then let us take the whole picture into account. The Prophet (sal) ate primarily dates and barley, only occasionally eating meat (which would have been necessary at that time and place for proper health, as it was a vary harsh climate that demanded a rigorous lifestyle which was very taxing on the human body). Such circumstances do not exist today for most of the developed world, and the fact is, meat-eating with our current sedentary lifestyle is responsible for the increase in cancer and heart attacks throughout the world.

“Meat-eating (and in relation to it, animal sacrifice) is not intrinsic to who the Prophet (sal) was or to what he preached. And most of the current research shows that humans are healthier on a vegetarian/vegan diet (ultimately proving we do not need to eat meat, and therefore, no longer have any justification for animal sacrifice in a modern setting). Certainly the Prophet (sal), who instructed us to go even to China in search of “Ilm, or ‘Divine Knowledge'” understood the importance of advancing our understanding of the world in which we live and living in harmony with our surroundings.

“The time has come for all true Muslims, be they Sunni or Shi’a, Sufi or otherwise, to stand up for the universal standards of justice and compassion that the Prophet (sal) not only spoke of (both through Hadith and, more importantly, as the receiver of the Qur’anic revelation), but actually put into practice. For those who need to take a life in order to survive, then let them do so humbly and with respect for the life they are forced to take, showing as much mercy and compassion as humanely possible in an otherwise regrettable situation. However, for those of us who no longer need to kill in order to survive, then let us cease to do so merely for the satisfaction of ravenous cravings which are produced by nothing more than our Nafs (or lower self). That would truly be the Sunnah of the Prophet (sal).

 

See also Hajj 2014 – Considering Alternatives to the Animal Sacrifice (Qurbani) of Eid-ul-Adha

 

Plant-based cookery classes for children

Over the summer holidays, is hosting hands-on children’s cookery classes for one week only. Limited spaces! We’ve got the thumbs up from our previous child students!

Summer holiday cookery classes:
A Culinary Trip Around the World!
– now in our fifth summer!
– book your child’s place now (form at bottom of page)


* only 7 spaces remaining *


Suitable for children from 8 to 13 years of age

Date & time:
Monday 6th August until Friday 10th August
Time: 10am to 12:30pm

Venue:
Queensbury Methodist Church,
142 Beverley Drive, Queensbury, Edgware, Middx. HA8 5ND.
(Nearest tube: Queensbury, Jubilee line)

Class size:
10 children maximum.

Course description:
Now in our fifth year of running this unique and special series of hands-on cookery classes, Shambhu’s Chef, Nishma Shah, will expertly guide and inspire the young students, as they produce many delicious healthy meals, applying culinary styles from around the world, using only wholesome plant-based ingredients, together with various natural flavour-enhancing and healing spices and condiments.

 

Go Veggie Fair

The Go Veggie Fair will be held on Sunday 20th May, at The Guildhall in Leicester.

This Vegan Outreach event is for non-vegans, with food sampling, catering, campaign stalls, film screenings etc.

Vegans – please step forward to help promote this to your non-vegan friends and offer your help on the day, at the Guildhall and with vegan food-giveaway out on the streets. You have made it the compassionate choice, now it’s your chance to help bring on the next million vegans!

Sumac Vegan Mini Market

Sneinton Vegan Market is cancelled on Saturday 17th March due to predicted weather.

As is off this week, join & others @ for mini-vegan-market @ 6pm All stall holders welcome to join us from 6pm, with People’s Kitchen vegan community meal @ 7

Nottingham’s Sneinton Market is a community based local social enterprise. A resource for all the communities in Sneinton, St.Ann’s and the Creative Quarter.

Sneinton Vegan Market is now the established event to regularly celebrate and showcase great tasting vegan food and drink, crafts, animal rescues & other products/services.It is wonderful to see so many committed people in what is a growing movement.

Come join us on the first & third Saturday of each month for loads of vegan loveliness.

Sneinton Market say:

“We are looking for VEGAN food traders and all kinds of cruelty free cosmetics, clothing, awareness raising, workshops. Product list must be approved by the market team to ensure the brief is met.”

If you are interested in supporting this market please contact bookings@sneintonmarket.co.uk

Traders at the Sneinton Vegan Market have included:

(For details of the approximately thirty traders on any particular Saturday check out the latest Facebook event).

  1. A Whole Life Image result for vegan A Vegan shop catering for all your daily needs. (Mansfield)
  2. Amala Living Food Image result for vegan Raw & cooked vegan foods for markets, events, private catering. facebook icon 24pxl
  3. Bake Off and Pie – purveyors of fine breads & pastries for the good people of Nottingham facebook icon 24pxl
  4. Beccy’s Global Kitchen : Vegetarian and vegan pop-up cafe : twitter icon 24pxl facebook icon 24pxl
  5. Besos Food & Drinks
  6. Black Star Printshop Image result for vegan Custom printed vegan ethical T-shirts, Tote Bags and patches twitter icon 24pxl facebook icon 24pxl
  7. BlendCoffee Lounge at Avenue C, Sneinton Market
  8. Blue Barrel Cider – a traditional cider from Sherwood & Summerwood Community Garden
  9. Brinsley Animal Rescue Image result for veganAnimal Rescue run on vegan principles
  10. Carib Vegan Cooking Image result for vegan
  11. Chilli Bobs
  12. Clemie’s Vegan Cakes Image result for veganPop-up vegan bakery – watch out Notts!  twitter icon 24pxl facebook icon 24pxl
  13. Cococheesecakes Image result for veganCoconut powered cheesecakes
  14. The Coffee Cube Company
  15. Cramcakes
  16. Crocus Cafe – vegan and vegetarian community cafe at 18 Lenton Boulevard, NG7 2ES
  17. The Crop Club – supporting people to grow their own food at home in small spaces facebook icon 24pxl
  18. Curry On Cooking
  19. Dash Vegan Image result for veganGluten-free vegan  food delivery service twitter icon 24pxl facebook icon 24pxl
  20. Deirdre Westwood Tropic Skin Care Ambassador
  21. Dr Ice
  22. Elia Foods
  23. Flavors of Africa – Authentic Nigerian Cuisine from Wellingborough (vegetarian, vegan & chicken/turkey)
  24. For Precious Life
  25. Free Spirit Luxury Handcrafted Chocolate Creations & Baked Treats
  26. Freshly Spiced
  27. The Gedling Herbalist (Anke Wellhausen BSc (Hons) MNIMH)
  28. Green Revolution Image result for vegan vegan catering
  29. Greens Vegan Catering Image result for vegan
  30. Good Mood Food Image result for vegan catering by Rezi Zimsek
  31. Hannah Edge – Nourish Yoga Glow
  32. For Precious LifeImage result for veganGourmet natural food for vibrant life. Vegan, raw, gluten free.
  33. Inspired by Vegetables vegetarian & vegan food cooked with love from locally-grown or produced products
  34. Iqbal’s Samosas and Pakoras
  35. The Jam Lady
  36. Juiceee
  37. Katy Parish Vegan Crafts
  38. Keeton’s Caribbean
  39. Lakeside Ethical Treats Image result for vegan
  40. Lavare
  41. Lettices Image result for veganIsle of Wight based vegan cheese, meat & dip makers!facebook icon 24pxl
  42. Lindsey Whotton Arbonne Consultant
  43. Lush Nottingham
  44. Magpie BreweryHand crafted real ales, craft keg ales and ciders facebook icon 24pxl
  45. Mex It Up Image result for vegan
  46. Mission Pizza
  47. Monica’s Caribbean Kitchen
  48. Moocylu’s DesignsImage result for veganVegan related pins, stickers, and more facebook icon 24pxl
  49. No Baloney UK Image result for vegan
  50. Nottingham Animal RightsImage result for vegan
  51. The Nottingham Soapbox All of our soaps are handmade in a Nottingham kitchen! twitter icon 24pxl facebook icon 24pxl
  52. Notts Nibblers Rodent Rescue Image result for vegan
  53. Numinums Image result for vegan
  54. Nutri2Go UK
  55. Pia’s Homestyle Curry and Indian Snacks
  56. Primary Gardens : twitter icon 24pxl
  57. Punk 4 The Homeless
  58. RawBite UK
  59. Raw/Vegan/Unrefined Chocolates by Luisa Image result for veganGuilt free chocolates!
  60. Roots KitchenImage result for vegan
  61. Sauce Shop
  62. Screaming Carrot Bakery Image result for veganVegan bakery  & wholefood shop in Forest Fields, Nottingham
  63. Skin Elixir
  64. Solace Creations
  65. Soul Song Therapies & Healing Centre – raw and hot chocolate elixirs
  66. Stewarts of Trent Bridge – Nottingham Coffee Roasters at Sneinton Market facebook icon 24pxl twitter icon 24pxl
  67. Stripey Beetroot – hot & cold catering for all occasions by a small Nottingham-based business facebook icon 24pxl
  68. SUNU KËR Image result for vegannatural vegan hair & beauty products & handmade accessories inspired by West Africa facebook icon 24pxl
  69. Superchocs Image result for veganvegan novelty chocolates
  70. Tornado Potato
  71. Totally VeganImage result for veganVegan cafe & caterer from Coventry
  72. Tropic Skincare with Joanne – Nottingham
  73. Tropic Vegan Skin CareDeirdre Westwood, cosmetics and body care facebook icon 24pxl
  74. Truffle Pig
  75. Twisted Teas
  76. Unless – Hardcore Vegan Catering Image result for veganbased in Derby : twitter icon 24pxl facebook icon 24pxl
  77. The V Spot Vegan ShopImage result for vegan(was Bluebird Wholefoods)
  78. Vegan Cakery Image result for vegan award winning cakes from Leicester 
  79. Vegan GrindhouseImage result for veganVegan gourmet street food and snacks : twitter icon 24pxl facebook icon 24pxl
  80. Vegan JunkImage result for vegan
  81. Vegan Pizza CoImage result for vegan
  82. Veggies Catering CampaignImage result for veganVegan Campaign Catering since 1984 : twitter icon 24pxl facebook icon 24pxl
  83. Verna Poppy DesignsImage result for veganVegan artist
  84. v:gdImage result for veganVegan Gluten Free Desserts : twitter icon 24pxl
  85. Vikki Welch, Independent Consultant, Arbonne International
  86. Vie for VeganImage result for vegan
  87. Vork Pie – Handmade Vegan and Vegetarian pies and snacks twitter icon 24pxl facebook icon 24pxl
  88. Willow and Dove – Handmade Sweet Treats – naturally free from dairy, gluten & egg facebook icon 24pxl
  89. Zymo Foods – Fermented foods produced in Nottingham
  90. Weleda Wellbeing Advisor Clare Heyting, North Nottinghamshire
  91. Weleda Wellbeing Advisor Elanor Shaw, Leicestershire

 

Sumac Gardening

The Sumac garden has been turned into mini community allotments! The vegetable beds are divided up in to small plots. Individuals and groups can request this space to grow fruit, vegetables, herbs, and flowers for local wildlife.

Local food production is an important part of a low carbon society. We want to encourage, support and learn about food growing in Forest Fields. The Sumac garden is organic and laid out to show the best use of a small space. It is full of ideas you could use to grow your own.

There are still mini garden plots available in the Sumac garden for groups or individuals to grow their own fruit and vegetables. People are welcome to take on a space to grow over Winter veg or express an interest for next Spring!

If you are keen to get involved join us on Wednesday afternoons, or just pitch in on your own initiative.

See Tash’s “Sumac Garden – Food for the Future” Spring and Autumn photo reports.

Sneinton Vegan Market – not this time!

Nottingham’s Sneinton Market is a community based local social enterprise. A resource for all the communities in Sneinton, St.Ann’s and the Creative Quarter.

Sneinton Vegan Market is now the established event to regularly celebrate and showcase great tasting vegan food and drink, crafts, animal rescues & other products/services.It is wonderful to see so many committed people in what is a growing movement.

Come join us on the first Saturday of each month for loads of vegan loveliness.(Weather Permitting!)

And now also on the Third Saturdays!

Sneinton Market say:

“We are looking for VEGAN food traders and all kinds of cruelty free cosmetics, clothing, awareness raising, workshops. Product list must be approved by the market team to ensure the brief is met.”

If you are interested in supporting this market please contact bookings@sneintonmarket.co.uk

Traders at the Sneinton Vegan Market have included:

(For details of the approximately thirty traders on any particular Saturday check out the latest Facebook event).

  1. A Whole Life Image result for vegan A Vegan shop catering for all your daily needs. (Mansfield)
  2. Amala Living Food Image result for vegan Raw & cooked vegan foods for markets, events, private catering. facebook icon 24pxl
  3. Bake Off and Pie – purveyors of fine breads & pastries for the good people of Nottingham facebook icon 24pxl
  4. Beccy’s Global Kitchen : Vegetarian and vegan pop-up cafe : twitter icon 24pxl facebook icon 24pxl
  5. Besos Food & Drinks
  6. Black Star Printshop Image result for vegan Custom printed vegan ethical T-shirts, Tote Bags and patches twitter icon 24pxl facebook icon 24pxl
  7. BlendCoffee Lounge at Avenue C, Sneinton Market
  8. Blue Barrel Cider – a traditional cider from Sherwood & Summerwood Community Garden
  9. Brinsley Animal Rescue Image result for veganAnimal Rescue run on vegan principles
  10. Carib Vegan Cooking Image result for vegan
  11. Chilli Bobs
  12. Clemie’s Vegan Cakes Image result for veganPop-up vegan bakery – watch out Notts!  twitter icon 24pxl facebook icon 24pxl
  13. Cococheesecakes Image result for veganCoconut powered cheesecakes
  14. The Coffee Cube Company
  15. Cramcakes
  16. Crocus Cafe – vegan and vegetarian community cafe at 18 Lenton Boulevard, NG7 2ES
  17. The Crop Club – supporting people to grow their own food at home in small spaces facebook icon 24pxl
  18. Curry On Cooking
  19. Dash Vegan Image result for veganGluten-free vegan  food delivery service twitter icon 24pxl facebook icon 24pxl
  20. Deirdre Westwood Tropic Skin Care Ambassador
  21. Dr Ice
  22. Elia Foods
  23. Flavors of Africa – Authentic Nigerian Cuisine from Wellingborough (vegetarian, vegan & chicken/turkey)
  24. For Precious Life
  25. Free Spirit Luxury Handcrafted Chocolate Creations & Baked Treats
  26. Freshly Spiced
  27. The Gedling Herbalist (Anke Wellhausen BSc (Hons) MNIMH)
  28. Green Revolution Image result for vegan vegan catering
  29. Greens Vegan Catering Image result for vegan
  30. Good Mood Food Image result for vegan catering by Rezi Zimsek
  31. Hannah Edge – Nourish Yoga Glow
  32. For Precious LifeImage result for veganGourmet natural food for vibrant life. Vegan, raw, gluten free.
  33. Inspired by Vegetables vegetarian & vegan food cooked with love from locally-grown or produced products
  34. Iqbal’s Samosas and Pakoras
  35. The Jam Lady
  36. Juiceee
  37. Katy Parish Vegan Crafts
  38. Keeton’s Caribbean
  39. Lakeside Ethical Treats Image result for vegan
  40. Lavare
  41. Lettices Image result for veganIsle of Wight based vegan cheese, meat & dip makers!facebook icon 24pxl
  42. Lindsey Whotton Arbonne Consultant
  43. Lush Nottingham
  44. Magpie BreweryHand crafted real ales, craft keg ales and ciders facebook icon 24pxl
  45. Mex It Up Image result for vegan
  46. Mission Pizza
  47. Monica’s Caribbean Kitchen
  48. Moocylu’s DesignsImage result for veganVegan related pins, stickers, and more facebook icon 24pxl
  49. No Baloney UK Image result for vegan
  50. Nottingham Animal RightsImage result for vegan
  51. The Nottingham Soapbox All of our soaps are handmade in a Nottingham kitchen! twitter icon 24pxl facebook icon 24pxl
  52. Notts Nibblers Rodent Rescue Image result for vegan
  53. Numinums Image result for vegan
  54. Nutri2Go UK
  55. Pia’s Homestyle Curry and Indian Snacks
  56. Primary Gardens : twitter icon 24pxl
  57. Punk 4 The Homeless
  58. RawBite UK
  59. Raw/Vegan/Unrefined Chocolates by Luisa Image result for veganGuilt free chocolates!
  60. Roots KitchenImage result for vegan
  61. Sauce Shop
  62. Screaming Carrot Bakery Image result for veganVegan bakery  & wholefood shop in Forest Fields, Nottingham
  63. Skin Elixir
  64. Solace Creations
  65. Soul Song Therapies & Healing Centre – raw and hot chocolate elixirs
  66. Stewarts of Trent Bridge – Nottingham Coffee Roasters at Sneinton Market facebook icon 24pxl twitter icon 24pxl
  67. Stripey Beetroot – hot & cold catering for all occasions by a small Nottingham-based business facebook icon 24pxl
  68. SUNU KËR Image result for vegannatural vegan hair & beauty products & handmade accessories inspired by West Africa facebook icon 24pxl
  69. Superchocs Image result for veganvegan novelty chocolates
  70. Tornado Potato
  71. Totally VeganImage result for veganVegan cafe & caterer from Coventry
  72. Tropic Skincare with Joanne – Nottingham
  73. Tropic Vegan Skin CareDeirdre Westwood, cosmetics and body care facebook icon 24pxl
  74. Truffle Pig
  75. Twisted Teas
  76. Unless – Hardcore Vegan Catering Image result for veganbased in Derby : twitter icon 24pxl facebook icon 24pxl
  77. The V Spot Vegan ShopImage result for vegan(was Bluebird Wholefoods)
  78. Vegan Cakery Image result for vegan award winning cakes from Leicester 
  79. Vegan GrindhouseImage result for veganVegan gourmet street food and snacks : twitter icon 24pxl facebook icon 24pxl
  80. Vegan JunkImage result for vegan
  81. Vegan Pizza CoImage result for vegan
  82. Veggies Catering CampaignImage result for veganVegan Campaign Catering since 1984 : twitter icon 24pxl facebook icon 24pxl
  83. Verna Poppy DesignsImage result for veganVegan artist
  84. v:gdImage result for veganVegan Gluten Free Desserts : twitter icon 24pxl
  85. Vikki Welch, Independent Consultant, Arbonne International
  86. Vie for VeganImage result for vegan
  87. Vork Pie – Handmade Vegan and Vegetarian pies and snacks twitter icon 24pxl facebook icon 24pxl
  88. Willow and Dove – Handmade Sweet Treats – naturally free from dairy, gluten & egg facebook icon 24pxl
  89. Zymo Foods – Fermented foods produced in Nottingham
  90. Weleda Wellbeing Advisor Clare Heyting, North Nottinghamshire
  91. Weleda Wellbeing Advisor Elanor Shaw, Leicestershire

 

All-day Vegan Elevensies – Plymouth Popup Market

All Day Vegan Elevensies – Vegan Outreach – Pop Up, Drop In, Mini Vegan Market

Naturally Vegan Plot vegan organic produce stall, related books, vegan and animal rights badges, Bric-a-Brac, etc.

Discover Veganism information stall and library

A pop up, drop in social, networking, vegan outreach, mini market …

* supplying vegan organic produce and opportunities to discuss plans and progress and get involved with The Naturally Vegan Plot …

* also offering an array of food suitable for vegans including cakes and pasties, hot drinks, mulled apple juice and GF options all available on a donations basis

* discover veganism on our vegan information stall …

* browse for gifts, cards and useful items among the bric-a-brac and arts and craft stalls …

* sit relax and read from our library of vegan related leaflets, books and magazines

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Contributions of cakes, bric-a-brac, plants most welcome … vegan gluten free cakes are always a favourite 🙂

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We are in a position to offer a wide range of bulk fair trade, vegan, organic wholefoods, toiletries, household products etc. at very reasonable prices with this in mind we are considering trying to set up a bit of a customer base through All Day Vegan Elevensies please feel free to ask

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Tavy Lodge Scout Hut is a cosy venue with a garden
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Why a Fundraiser …

The Naturally Vegan Plot is a volunteer run educational and community orientated land based initiative, we are to all intent and purposes a community enterprise, The Naturally Vegan Plot and the events we organise are our Vegan Outreach and activism offering positive solutions which are alternatives to current destructive methods of land use and food production.

We are ethically driven, we exist for the animals, for wildlife, for nature, for the environment, for the Earth, for vegans, for new vegans … for all life on Earth, for a brighter, healthier world where vegan organic produce is abundant and animals and land are not exploited and sacrificed for anyone’s desires …

We exist to disseminate information and raise awareness, for education, research, demonstration, practicle positive and appropriate solutions, wildlife and nature conservation and sanctuary plus vegan organic / veganic produce through our market garden, woodland / forest gardening …

We are not profit driven or motivated by money … we are motivated by doing the best we can to cause and contribute to least possible harm and we are committed to helping others do the same ( or better 😉 )

Due to the nature of our work we are in need of support from the community, all donations will be invested in furthering our work as an ethical vegan organic enterprise with the aims of growing and providing truly vegan foods …
our current priorities for fundraising are paying rent for the land and funds to secure the future of The Naturally Vegan Plot beyond our second year.

Real food – no crap!
No pesticides, no herbicides, no insecticides, no blood fish bone, no manure, etc.

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Our inspiration and influences

Ken Fern – Founder of Charity Plants For A Future – Vegan Organic Woodland Gardening, Researcher, Author, Database, 7000 Edible and Otherwise Useful Plants For A Healthier World http://www.pfaf.org

Kathleen Jannaway – Vegan, Pioneer, Founder of Movement For Compassionate Living, Author of Abundant Living in The Coming Age of The Tree http://www.mclveganway.org.uk

 

Full Permaculture Design Course

Taking place one weekend a month between January and June, this course will give you the skills to design and create productive gardens, energy efficient homes and vibrant neighbourhoods.

Bookings can be made online at https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/Online/2017/CourseInfo.aspx?r=C2338423

Veganuary

January 1st sees the beginning of Veganuary

Veganuary, in association with Viva! invite you to eat delicious, healthy food, save lives and help the environment. Join thousands of people going vegan for the month of January.

If you’re not currently vegan this is the perfect opportunity to try!

Veganuary’s great resource of recipes, health and nutrition tips, and loads of other useful stuff will help guide you through …. It couldn’t be simpler with a 31 full days’ worth of menu ideas.

Welcome to Nottingham Vegan Challenge!

Come along to the Dice Cup to pick up your goody bag and welcome pack!

Natalie and Robert will be there from 10 until 12 to answer any questions you may have about the challenge or veganism in general – find at the ‘Vegan Challenge’ table.

Do come along for a chat and perhaps a drink or cake. The Dice Cup do a range of delicious beverages, meals and cakes which are all vegan 🙂 You are most welcome either to drop in anytime between 10 and 12 to pick up your pack and stay for as long or as little time as you like.

The Vegan Challenge supports people to try veganism for the month of January in Derby, Nottingham, Leicester and surrounding areas. If this sounds like something you’d be interested in – or you are already vegan and would like to support the challenge – please email us at nottsderbyveganchallenge2018@gmail.com.

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