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, 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. 

Image shows a vegetable bed with a gardening fork stuck in the ground. There are logos representing Social Farms & Gardens and The National Lottery Community Fund.

Growing Resilience: Digging Deeper project 2019-2024

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

> Read more about the project

Image shows a green leafy allotment on the left. To the right is a semi-transparent background featuring the Northern Ireland Community Growing Benchmark Report front cover.

Community growing benchmark in Northern Ireland 2023

This comprehensive report was 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.

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Northern Ireland Annual Forum

Our annual gathering of growers across Northern Ireland. A chance to meet, share and learn from 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 through Seed Saving and Exchange project 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 - Growing Resilience Across Ireland

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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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
The Koram Centre Strabane Strabane 57480
The Olive Tree Community Garden Carrickfergus Carrickfergus 72226
The Playhouse Derry Derry 76258
The Playtrail (Liberty Consortium) Derry Derry 66556
The Quarries Farm Bangor Bangor 55291
The Waters and the Wild Belfast Belfast 67139
The Well Garden Carrickfergus Carrickfergus 63525
True Harvest Seeds Downpatrick Downpatrick 69290
Walled Garden - Castlecaufield Horticultural Society Dungannon Dungannon 61513
Wild at Heart Bangor Bangor 73824
Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust Northern Ireland Comber Comber 71808
Willowbank Organic Producers Ltd Dungannon Dungannon 64665

Latest news

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Upcoming events

Gardeniser Pro Training, Spring 2024

Gardeniser Pro provides a formal qualification that recognises the professional skills required for an organising role within a community garden, farm or growing space. This course contains ‘everything you need to know about running a community...

7th December 2023, 04:00pm to 05:00pm

Connect and share with other SF&G members across the UK.

20th January 2024, 02:00pm to 04:00pm

Everyone is invited to our annual general meeting.

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...