Find out what's happening in Northern Ireland

Image shows a group of people planting a raised bed at a community project in Northern Ireland.

Social farming and gardening has transformed communities in Northern Ireland over the last 15 years. With an experienced team based in Belfast and Derry/Londonderry, we're well placed to support community growing and farming in Northern Ireland.

Meet our members

Use the map or list to find out more about our member organisations and what they do in Northern Ireland. 

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Our work in Northern Ireland

From permaculture to partnerships, take a look at the inspiring work we're leading now. 


Growing Resilience: Digging Deeper project 2019-2024

The project funded by the National Lottery is building sector resilience in Northern Ireland. We're helping community growing volunteers to connect, share skills and support each other. 

> Read more about the project


Community growing benchmark in Northern Ireland 2023

A comprehensive report co-designed with all 11 local councils in Northern Ireland. It's aimed at Local Councils and decision-makers, providing a framework for policy development.

 > Read the report in full



Sustainable Food Places Belfast 

Working with Belfast City Council, we established and joined the Sustainable Food Places Partnership in Belfast.

 > Find out more


Northern Ireland Annual Forum 

Our annual gathering of growers across Northern Ireland. A chance to meet and share with others in your sector. 

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Community meals project 2023-2024

During 2023 and 2024 we will be facilitating 10 community groups in Northern Ireland to deliver a community meal in partnership with local food justice organisations.

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Food Sovereignty seed saving and exchange 2020-2024

Growing healthy, sustainable food starts with seeds. We're helping community gardeners and growers to produce local food by saving seeds and sharing knowledge. 

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Acorn Farm project - growing challenges and activities 

We are delivering events and training for The Acorn Farm project, a £6.5 million green infrastructure partnership project in Northern Ireland.

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Community Gardens Ireland partnership 

We've partnered with Community Gardens Ireland to support and raise the profile of community gardens right across the island of Ireland. 

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Reclaim the Commons Network

We are supporting a collective of community growing projects in the Belfast City Council area to improve communication between growers and decision-makers. 

> Find out more

Contact us

We work with a wide range of stakeholders, from local authorities and government agencies to NGOs and community leaders. If you'd like to find out more or partner with us, we'd love to hear from you.

If you're a community growing group looking for support then we can help. 

Please email Northern Ireland Manager Patricia Wallace at [email protected]

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Find members in Northern Ireland

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Where to start the search. This can be an address, city or postcode. If searching in London, try "London N1" instead of "N1".
City / County City / Suburb Contact ID
1st Class College & Open Air Therapy Centre Limavady Limavady 61250
ACRE Project, Dialogue for Diversity ARMAGH ARMAGH 73918
Annadale Allotments Belfast Belfast 48561
Annagh Social Farm Enniskillen Enniskillen 64264
Ards Allotments Newtownards Newtownards 44042
Ark Community Gardens Newcastle Newcastle 55373
Aughlish Social Farm Dungiven Dungiven 66151
Azora Community Farm Hillsborough Hillsborough 72570
Ballykinlar & Tyrella Cross Community Association Downpatrick Downpatrick 69582
Ballymagowan Allotment Project Derry Derry 66643
Barrack Hill Community Gardens Donegal Donegal 73329

Latest news

The independent evaluation of NI’s Growing Resilience: Digging Deeper Project 2019 – 2024

Funded by the National Lottery Community Fund has been published. This 5-year project has established community-growing networks throughout NI based on:


SF&G are delighted that in 2024 we will once again be partnering with the Hilden Charitable Fund to award Children’s Summer Activity Grants to our members, helping to get children learning and playing in nature this summer. 

Last year we supported 26 SF&G members with grants of up...

Upcoming events

Online, accessible anytime 

An online course for new and established care farmers. Take a detailed look at care farming and developing good practice on your farm.


10th September - 26th November 2024, online.

Unique course from Growing Connections to train and support community garden managers.


Local networks of community growing groups: What works.


Where: Online

When: Thursday 4th July, 4.00pm - 5.00pm


Useful Case Studies

A 4.5 acre former mill site, now a community garden and wider biopark, this project is a great example of growing community and environmental help by using permaculture practices and building good relationships with local council.

Lackan Cottage Farm is a permaculture smallholding near the beautiful Mourne Mountains in Co. Down run by Steve and Claire Golemboski-Byrne, and has been running for 2 years. 

Castlecaufield Horticultural Society are more well known for hosting their popular annual horticultural show, running the walled garden, and their lively street planting which makes the village such a lovely place to visit. In recent weeks (March 2020...