Lambeth Get Schools Growing (LGSG) is a borough wide school food growing competition, hosted by the Lambeth Food Flagship team.

The Lambeth Food Flagship Programme vision is to help Lambeth residents to develop a love of healthy and sustainable food. Everyone will have the knowledge, passion and skills to grow, buy, cook and enjoy food with their family, friends and community. We will build on our famous markets, schools, community gardens and small food businesses to make Lambeth the go-to destination in London for diverse, healthy and exciting food.

We invite schools to start growing as much and as varied produce as they can within their school grounds, to be showcased and judged at the Lambeth Country Show this summer.

There are three prizes to be won (schools can win one only):

  • Biggest variety of fruit and vegetables (£1000)
  • Ugliest fruit or vegetable (£500)
  • Best healthy homemade dish from the produce grown (£500)

All you need to do is get growing, and record your progress (e.g. pictures, quotes, videos, storyboards) so we can see what fantastic things you are getting up to.

We are also offering free training, support and resources around healthy eating and food growing. This support can range from ten minutes to a whole day - it’s up to you!

All schools within the London Borough of Lambeth are invited to join. Good luck!

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Who can use this service

All schools in Lambeth can enter.

Costs for this service

This is a free competition.

What you need to know...

By submitting this form and participating in the Lambeth Get Schools Growing competition, you commit to the Terms and Conditions that you can download below.

Please tweet about us using the hashtag #lambethfoodflagship, and follow our updates on @lambeth_council.

If you have any comments or queries, please email Project Officer Hannah Ashley at