FarmED is among the finalists for the Ashden Awards, for inspiring and educating for a greener farming future.
FarmED is among one of twelve outstanding organisations delivering innovative climate solutions that have reached the finals of the prestigious 2022 Ashden Awards – a line-up announced at the closing ceremony of the international London Climate Action Week conference today.
203 organisations applied for the 2022 Ashden Awards, and FarmED is one of just two finalists in the category of Greening All Work after a rigorous assessment and judging process involving on-the-ground visits and input from sector experts.
Founder, Ian Wilkinson said:
"Our mission is to provide learning spaces and events that inspire, educate and connect people to build sustainable farming and food systems that nourish people and regenerate the planet. Since officially opening in 2021 we’ve seen significant growth and demand for what we offer. Every day there are visiting groups ranging from school children and students to our local community, farmers, growers, advisers, foodies and policy makers. To be recognised by Ashden as a contributor to a greener future endorses our work at FarmED and gives us great confidence in the small part we can play in transitioning to a regenerative, agroecological and carbon neutral farming system. By providing spaces and events for groups to meet, connect, share and inspire we can work towards new models of food production."
Ashden, a UK charity, has been spotlighting transformative climate solutions for more than 20 years through their prestigious Awards scheme.
Harriet Lamb, CEO of Ashden, said:
“We are at such an urgent moment in history that world-leading climate solutions are needed in every sector and every business. Through the Ashden Awards we highlight innovative businesses, social enterprises and non-governmental organisations showcasing the most effective and holistic solutions.
“Our rigorous awards research underscores the need for more support for green jobs, skills and livelihoods. These inspiring finalists, selected for their achievements and innovations, show how a low carbon future can also be a fairer one.”
The finalists for all Awards will be judged by international specialists on each award category. The winners will be announced in Nairobi on 27 October in the run-up to COP27 in Egypt and in London in-person/online on 2 November. Winners will receive financial and strategic support.
FarmED welcomes everyone, whether you want to drop in for coffee and cake, join us for a farm walk, or sign up for one of our events or courses. We offer bursaries to ensure access for all. You can also follow us on social media @RealFarmED.
About Ashden: Ashden’s mission is to accelerate transformative climate solutions and build a more just world. Through awards and programmes, Ashden promotes and supports climate and energy innovators – including businesses, non-profits and public sector organisations. Find out more at https://www.ashden.org/.
About the Ashden Awards: Seven Ashden awards highlighting proven solutions to the climate crisis and energy access challenges will be announced in October 2022 before COP27. Winners receive a cash prize, development support, and the chance to connect with investors and leading figures in the energy and climate sectors. Since 2001, Ashden has awarded more than 245 ground-breaking organisations.
About London Climate Action Week #LCAW2022, 25 June – 03 July, is one of the world’s largest independent climate change events which connects businesses, politicians, NGOs, and civil society to create cutting-edge solutions to the climate emergency. It showcases leading examples of how the whole of society can together shape and drive climate action. This year, events will focus on delivering on the outcomes of COP26 in times of crisis and global recovery and working with UK and international partners (particularly those from Africa) to support global diplomatic efforts toward a successful COP27.