Nature and health

There's a growing body of research that demonstrates that spending time in nature is good for us. Learn more about nature and health research. 

Care farming overview

Download our care farming overview PDF. 

Care farming for health and social care

If you work in health or social care, commissioning care farming services can be an effective alternative to traditional types of care. 

How can I get practical support with care farming?

We encourage anyone developing a care farm to work towards our Care Farming Code of Practice. Find out how the Code and other support can help you. 

Can I make a decent living from care farming?

Income and finances are an important part of care farming but they are not the main motivation for becoming a care farmer. 

I don't have any animals - can I still be classed as a care farm?

Care farms can be very different from each other and you don't have to have animals to be classed as a care farm. 

Is my farm already a care farm?

If you work with people with a defined need outdoors you may already be care farming. Find out what defines a care farm. 

Is there any funding for setting up a care farm?

Although there is no specific funding or setting up a care farm, find out how to access funds from different sources. 

What do I need to consider if I'm not a farmer?

If you're not a farmer there are a few things to think about before you get started with care farming. 

What do I need to consider if I'm a farmer?

If you're a farmer interested in care farming there are a few questions to ask before you start. 

Connection to nature

Research has shown a clear link between connection to nature and a person's wellbeing. Find out more about connection to nature. 

Who benefits from care farming?

Care farming is a good thing in lots of different ways. Find out how it helps service users, health and social care providers, farmers and wider society. 

Why does care farming work?

Care farming is a powerful mix of nature, community and meaningful farming activity. Understand why care farming changes people's lives.

What is care farming?

Watch our video to hear from people involved in care farming. 

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Who is care farming for?

Agricultural settings can help a wide range of people improve their health and wellbeing. Discover who can benefit from time spent care farming. 

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What is care farming?

If you're new to care farming, you might be wondering what the term means. Find out exactly what care farming is and what care farms do.  

Care farming research

Care farming research

Introduction to care farming

Introduction to care farming

If you'd like to know what care farming is all about, explore the articles below for an introduction. 

Develop your care farm services

Develop your care farm services

Get started with care farming

Get started with care farming

Referrals to care farms

Referrals to care farms