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 via 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.
- Training Event: How to run a community gardening session training - 12th August (Belfast) or 26th August (Cloughmills, Co Antrim)
- 10th Northern Ireland Allotment and Community Garden Forum
- Outdoor Wellbeing Network gathering
- Join the Community Garden Network Online
- Northern Ireland Workplace Allotments Project launch
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. For more information about NIEL, go to their website at: www.nienvironmentlink.org
Northern Ireland Publications
Sustaining your community garden: All gardens begin with good intentions, but because of the absence of a workable long term management plan some can become derelict and unloved. This guide outlines good practice to ensure the long term sustainabilty of community gardens and is based on research into 12 projects in Northern Ireland. It highlights how encouraging self-organisation in community growing projects can contribute to a good long term management plan.
Northern Ireland map: 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 download a PDF version by using the following link (but please note this is not a recent document and some details may be dated):
Northern Ireland Contacts
Miriam Turley, Northern Ireland Development Coordinator
Austin Herron, Voluntary Convenor
Tel: 0289 336 1002