Garden and Food National and Awareness Days

 

There are a number of food awareness days and garden awareness days so here are a few to check out... 
January 2020
 6 National Shortbread Day
Mark the day by treating yourself to some traditional shortbread!
Late Jan
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Big Garden Birdwatch
Spend a joyful hour watching the birds in your garden or local park and report your findings to the RSPB to help with the world's biggest birdwatch and help with nature conservation.  Fly off for more information.
February 2020
 14-21 National Nest Box Week
NNBW aims to encourage everyone to put up nest boxes in their local area in order to promote and enhance biodiversity and conservation of our breeding birds and wildlife.  Fly off for more information here
22 Feb - 1 Mar Read Bread Week
The annual, international celebration of Real Bread and people who make it.
March 2020

First week TBC

Time for a Cuppa Week
Pop the kettle on and share your favourite bakes with family, friends and colleagues, while helping specialist dementia nurses support more families facing dementia?  Go for more information from Dementia UK
April 2019
 4 National Carrot Day
The International Carrot Day or the Carrot Day celebrates the carrot through carrot parties and other carrot related festivities.  Find out more
29 Apr - 5 Mar National Gardening Week
The week was launched by the RHS is all about sharing your passion for plants.  Find out more here 
May 2019
 5-11 Hedgehog Awareness Week
Please do one thing in your garden to help hedgehogs - create a log pile, make sure there's a hole in your fence for hedgehogs to get through - find out more from the British Hedgehog Preservation Society
21 TBC British Tomatoes Week
Celebrate glorious British tomatoes!  More info
Late May TBC English & Welsh Wine Week
Celebrate English & Welsh wines!  
 TBC National Cucumber Day
 13-19 National Vegetarian Week
Join millions of others enjoying vegetarian food!
 TBC Look before you strim your hedge 
Asking people to watch for wildlife before they strim the hedge
 19-25 National Sandwich Week
Celebrating the British sandwich.  Make your own, save yourself money and save packaging.   More info
June 2019
21-30 National Picnic Week
National Picnic Week aims to encourage people to take the ideal opportunity to get together over a picnic with advice, tips, recipes and information.  Tuck into more information.
July 2019
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September 2019
  Organic September
Held to raise awareness of all things organic.  Every small change makes a difference in supporting a system of farming that works with nature.
 TBC National Cupcake Week
See some of the highlights of 2018 to get a taste for 2019!
 TBC Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight
Celebrating and enjoying fantastic Scottish produce
23 Sept - 23 Oct Seed Gathering Week
Since 1998, The Tree Council has been organising Seed Gathering Season, the autumn campaign to inspire everyone to gather seeds, fruits and nuts and grow the trees of the future.
 21 Sept - 6 Oct

British Food Fortnight
Celebrating British Food

October 2019
5-12
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National Seafood Week
Here's the website for the National Seafood Week but please take a look at the Marine Conservation Society's Good Fish Guide created to help everyone make environmentally responsible choices when buying seafood.
8-14
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British Egg Week
Get cracking for British Egg Week 2018.    (And if you want to re-home a hen, visit BHWT - you can also sponsor a hen as a gift!)
15-21 
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Chocolate Week
Celebrate the world of fine chocolate 

 14-20

National Baking Week
Get baking!   Baking your own bread, cakes, cupcakes, biscuits, muffins etc is a great way to spend family time, to have fun, to get creative and to cut out wasted packaging!
 21 
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Apple Day 
Celebrate our most versatile fruit and the beautiful orchards they come from.  Visit PTES
November 2019
1 World Vegan Day
World Vegan Month celebrates how far the vegan movement has come, to highlight beneficial a vegan lifestyle can be and to encourage the vegan-curious to adopt veganism by sharing advice, recipes and ideas.  Plate up for the planet!  Find out more
 23 Nov - 1 Dec National Tree Week
National Tree Week is the UK's largest tree celebration annually launching the start of the winter tree planting season.  Root out more information
December 2019
 25

Christmas Day!
Why not send a tree as a gift?  You can do this through Tree2mydoor.com - you can even choose the location you want for the tree e.g. balcony, small patio, hallway, large garden etc.  Find out more at Tree2mydoor!