A LEAF Education initiative, Farming Fortnight will see hundreds of schools take part in a two-week spotlight on farming and food production. Running from 5 - 16 June. Since launching in 2019, over four million young people have engaged with our resources and videos, including more than 300,000 last year.
Now in its fifth 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 on the pages for each day, see the links above. Alternatively download all the resources here. These include short videos from young people who can share information with their peers.
Please spread the word and we hope you’ll join us for Farming Fortnight!
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 #FarmingFortnight2023.
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.