On this page you will find updated information on news, events and funding opportunities specifically for Northern Ireland. You can also find contact details for our staff members and voluntary convenors in Northern Ireland, who are helping to support our work.
You can also post information, share ideas and links and network with other groups and organisations interested in community growing and related green space activities in Northern Ireland by visiting our Facebook page by clicking on the icon below:
Northern Ireland News
Regularly updated with news of interest to those involved with city farms, community gardens, allotments and other green spaces in Northern Ireland, plus details of training and networking events.
- Join the Community Garden Network Online
- Northern Ireland Allotment and Community Garden Forum
- Northern Ireland Workplace Allotments Project launched
Northern Ireland Partners
Northern Ireland Environment Link (NIEL) is the forum and networking body for organisations interested in the environment of Northern Ireland. It assists members to develop views on issues affecting the environment and to influence policy and practice impacting on the natural and built environment of Northern Ireland.
NIEL's vision is to have a well protected and enhanced natural and built environment that is valued and cared for by people in Northern Ireland.
FCFCG and NIEL work as partners to support the growth of the community farming and gardening movement in Northern Ireland. To find out more information NIEL, you can visit their website at: www.nienvironmentlink.org
Northern Ireland Publications
A map and directory aimed at helping people connect with real food and community green spaces in Northern Ireland was created by FCFCG and Northern Ireland Environment Link. Called Growing for Life in Northern Ireland, the directory includes details of farmers markets and farm shops; organic box schemes, community gardens and allotments, city farms and other specalised contacts.
You can get a copy directly from the Federation or download a PDF version by using link below (please note that this is a large document (3.5 Mb) which may take some time to download using a dial-up connection).
Northern Ireland Contacts
Miriam Turley, Northern Ireland Development Coordinator (temporary cover)
Austin Herron, Voluntary Convenor
Tel: 0289 336 1002
Jenny McGetrick, Voluntary Convenor