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Christmas Fair at The Argory

Saturday 2nd December
The Argory, Moy
Normal Admission, Members Free


Air Pollution in the UK Post–Brexit – Tackling air pollution and delivering a cleaner, greener and healthier future for the UK

Tuesday 5th December
TBC, Central London
See website for details

NIEL AGM 2017 & GDPR Information Session

Wednesday 6th December
Window on Wildlife (WOW), Belfast

Santa’s Magical Kingdom at The Argory

Thursday 7th December
The Argory, Moy
Adult £7 Child £15

Navigating the Future – Inland Waterways Development

Thursday 7th December
Waterfront Hall, Belfast
See flyer for details

Fermanagh Choral Society Christmas Concerts

Friday 8th December
Castle Coole
Adult £15

Yuletide Market at Rowallane

Saturday 9th December
Rowallane Garden
Normal Admission, Members Free

Have a go: Coppicing

Saturday 9th December
Strangford Lough
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Magical Christmas

Saturday 9th December
Castle Coole
Adult £5, Child £15

Belfast’s First Repair Café

Saturday 9th December
Farset Labs, Belfast

Path Maintenance & Scrub Control

Sunday 10th December
Balloo Wetland & Woodland, Bangor


Dec out your Gingerbread Man

Saturday 16th December
Rowallane Garden
Normal Admission, Members Free, Donations Welcome

Christmas Social Event

Sunday 17th December
Members House


BFN secures national funding… 17 December 2013

Belfast Food Network secures national funding for sustainable food project


Belfast has been selected as one of just six cities in the UK to share in one million pounds of funding to be invested in improving food culture and support its efforts to become a Sustainable Food City. The Sustainable Food Cities Network aims to make healthy and sustainable food a defining characteristic of a city, using it to address some of today’s most pressing social, economic and environmental problems including dietary health, food poverty and climate change. 

The funding will allow a dedicated Sustainable Food City officer to work with Belfast City Council and many other local partners to transform access to local, affordable and sustainable food for people across the city.

Tom Andrews, national programme manager of Sustainable Food Cities said; “Our vision is that Sustainable Food Cities will be places where every school, hospital, restaurant and workplace canteen serve only healthy and sustainable meals; where everyone has access to affordable fresh, seasonal, local and sustainably produced food no matter where they live; and where people of all ages and backgrounds have opportunities to learn about, grow and cook food.”

The Belfast Food Network project will be managed by Sustainable NI, where the Executive Director, Jim Kitchen, said, “We’re delighted to have been selected as a founding member of the UK Sustainable Food Cities Network and we’ll look forward to working with Bournemouth, Cardiff, Liverpool, Newcastle and Stockport. There’s already a lot of excellent work taking place in Belfast around sustainable food. We’ll want to raise the profile of that activity and stimulate a lot more good practice. Now, we need the right person to make it all happen.”

The post of Belfast Food Network Co–ordinator is now open for applications. Full details are available on the website of Sustainable NI, from where application forms may be downloaded.

The Sustainable Food Cities programme led by the Soil Association, Food Matters and Sustain and funded by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, will create six exemplar models of what a city can do to transform its food culture. For more information about the Belfast Food Network, see

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