A LEAF Education initiative, Farming Fortnight will see hundreds of schools take part in a two-week spotlight on farming and food production. During Farming Fortnight, 3-14 June 2024, you can positively engage young people in discussions and activities that focus on British farming and food production. You can even find out more about British farming and ‘farming with nature’ by visiting a host farmer on Open Farm Sunday - 9th June 2024! Since launching in 2019, over Five million young people have engaged with our resources and videos, including more than 300,000 last year!

Now in its sixth year, Farming Fortnight provides an exciting and inspiring platform to educate and connect children and young people with where their food comes from. This is vital to enable them to make more informed food choices, and help them lead healthy, active lifestyles, – all while capturing their enthusiasm to connect with topical issues around climate change, sustainable diets and well-being and showcasing the range of future career opportunities available in the agricultural sector. Each day of Farming Fortnight has a different theme, with a memorable social media hashtag to encourage schools and students to share their learning experiences.

All the FREE resources are available to download for each day, see the links below.

Please spread the word and join us for #FarmingFortnight 2024!

Follow #FarmingFortnight on X @LEAF_Education and please use the correct # for the each day plus #FarmingFortnight.

The Happy Hedgerow by Elena Mannion

Everyone loves a story and farms and the countryside feature in so many lovely tales. Join us as we share The Happy Hedgerow by Elena Mannion during #FarmingFortnight.

The wonderful, humble hedgerow is one of our greatest nature reserves.

If you enjoyed listening to the story, why not sample some of these super activity ideas to accompany a range of books themed around food production, farming and the environment.

This resource contains 10 carefully chosen picture books and 32 activity suggestions perfect for teachers, parents, farm educators and forest school leaders.

Go to the resource