Our 40th Anniversary

Celebrating 40 years of farming, gardening and growing together


This year Social Farms & Gardens are celebrating 40 years of farming, gardening and growing together.

From Belfast to Brighton, Skye to Swansea our members are reconnecting individuals with society and society with our planet.

2020 will be packed full of activities to celebrate the 40th. From monthly events UK wide including the European Federation of City Farms Conference and Growing Care Farming Conference, to the special 40th Anniversary SF&G Awards - where winners will receive their awards at the House of Lords. Plus, a new chance for younger people to get involved, through the launch of our Youth Forum - an exciting opportunity for young people to help direct and shape our plans going forwards.

A big part of the year’s celebrations will be celebrating the incredible diversity and impact of our members across our digital platforms throughout the year. We'll be shining a spotlight on the amazing work of all the volunteers, staff and trustees that make up the very fabric of our member organisations and the inspiring initiatives created to increase sustainability, biodiversity and the wellbeing of people and communities. As of this we will be celebrating our members through monthly case studies on our website and social media.

There will be something for everyone to get involved with, so follow the celebrations by liking us on Facebook and Twitter and watching our latest news pages.

What's on

SF&G Awards 

The nominations are officially open so find out more here.

This is your chance to recognise the local groups and organisations that are improving the health and wellbeing of individuals, communities and the environment through nature-based activities. The seven awards will be presented in a special ceremony at the House of Lords (in London) on Tuesday 5th May, 2020.

Youth Forum

We will be launching our new youth forum in February 2020, and young people will be able to put themselves forward or be nominated to take part. This is an exciting opportunity for young people to help direct and shape our plans going forwards. We want to expand engagement with all our members, embed new views and opinions in to the organisation and the way we work, and develop new ways to support more involvement of young people in our member projects. In February we will announce how to take part or nominate, so watch this space or follow us on social media.


We will be holding monthly events to celebrate 40 years of farming, gardening and growing together. Full list coming soon so watch this space!

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