New season, new office for the SF&G Northern Ireland team

News item first posted on: 16/02/23

On Imbolc the first day of Spring, Social Farms & Gardens opened their new office shared with Friends of the Earth in Belfast. Over 60 people joined us to celebrate, bringing friends and members of Friends of the Earth and SF&G together. James Orr - Director of Friends of the Earth and Patricia Wallace - NI Manager at SF&G cut a sustainable Irish Linen ribbon to officially open the office.


The ribbon was from local linen manufacture; Wm Clarke & Son’s Earthed Collection. The office was also refurbished to high environmental standards in a sandstone heritage building in the city centre. Conor from our NI team made it all the more inviting with his custom made window box.

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Patricia speaks about this fresh start by comparing it with the start of spring, saying;

“The shoots are peeping through the soil, the days are stretching and Spring is awakening – new beginnings and a new beginning for Social Farms & Gardens and Friends of the Earth”.

Miriam Turley SF&G says “It’s a really pleasant working environment with high ceilings, large windows and eco heating, we’re really looking forward to working here this year”. Thank you to all doners and funders and to those that gave their energy to make this happen. Everyone had the opportunity to make a St Brigid’s Cross to mark the first day of Spring and Conor O’Kane gave us a song ‘Down in the Garden’.''    


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