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 2019
 6 National Shortbread Day
Mark the day by treating yourself to some traditional shortbread!
26-28 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 2019
 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
23 Feb  3 Mar Read Bread Week
The annual, international celebration of Real Bread and people who make it.
March 2019
 1-8 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
Early National Gardening Week
The week was launched by the RHS is all about sharing your passion for plants.  Find out more here 
 21 TBC National Tea Day
Get involved and share your love of tea with the nation.  Head off for more info
May 2019
 21 TBC British Tomatoes Week
Celebrate glorious British tomatoes!  More info
 TBC 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
 TBC English Wine Week
Celebrate English wines!  
 TBC National Cucumber Day
 13-19 National Vegetarian Week
Join millions of others enjoying vegetarian food!
 TBC Look before you strim your hedge 
 19-26 National Sandwich Week
Celebrating the British sandwich.  Make your own, save yourself money and save packaging.   More info
 5 May International Dawn Chorus
The event is promoted by the Wildlife Trust.  Listen to the sounds of birds at dawn or join other bird lovers gathering at that time of day to enjoy the dawn chorus.  
June 2019
1-9 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
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
 TBC 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
October 2019
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.
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!)
Chocolate Week
Celebrate the world of fine chocolate 


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!
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
 24 Nov - 2 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!