Our 40th Anniversary

Celebrating 40 years of farming, gardening and growing together

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This year is Social Farms & Gardens' 40th Anniversary, but instead of going ahead with the planned 40th celebrations and events, we have chosen to postpone until next year. This is in order to focus wholeheartedly on supporting our membership through this challenging time. We remain steadfast and passionate in continuing to advocate, campaign, and support our membership to enable them to continue their vital work. Find out more how we are doing this on our Coronavirus COVID -19 website pages.

So, next year we plan to celebrate 40 + 1. The postponed activities will include monthly events UK wide including the European Federation of City Farms Conference and 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 2021 celebrations we 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 part 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 in 2021, so follow the celebrations by liking us on Facebook and Twitter and watching our latest news pages.


What's on in 2021


40 years, 40 stories

Throughout our 40 + 1 Anniversary year we will be celebrating the breadth, variety and impact of our incredible members through sharing 40 stories showcasing their work and the benefits they deliver.

We will be shining a spotlight on the amazing work of all the volunteers, staff and trustees that make up our member organisations and the inspiring initiatives they have put in place to increase sustainability, biodiversity and the wellbeing of people and communities.

You can find the stories published so far here.

SF&G Awards 

The nominations are now closed and winners will be announced in 2021.

The awards 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) in 2021.


Youth Forum

We will be launching our new youth forum next year. 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 into the organisation and the way we work, and develop new ways to support more involvement of young people in our member projects. Watch this space or follow us on social media.


Events

We will be celebrating 40 years of farming, gardening and growing together at our events throughout the year. See our events section for details.

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