Advice and support

Advice and support

If you are interested in setting up or developing a project, you've come to the right place. We love giving practical support like site visits, training courses and networking events. If our members want guidance on important areas like employment issues, or governance training, or site design, or if they simply want to know the best way to build a raised veg bed, we are there to help.

Starting a community garden or farm?

We recommend that anyone planning to start up a new group reads our Community Growing Resource Packs. You can find these in our 'Resources' section.

If you want to find out what training events (and networking opportunities) are available near you, please visit the 'Your Area' section.

Starting a care farm?

We've information to help you whether you are an existing farmer who wants to diversify or someone already working in education/care/social work. We've outlined the key issues you need to consider, including training and where to find funding. Visit this page to find out more.

Learn from others - Join SF&G

We can usually put you in touch with a care farm, city farm or community garden within travelling distance from you and are always happy to provide advice and support on the community management of gardens and farms. Advice from our experienced staff team and specialist volunteer advisors can be given by correspondence on the telephone or on site where appropriate. As our resources are limited, more tailored advice and support can only be provided to members.

Find out more about the benefits of membership here.

Events

Find out about the range of training events we run or recommend for community growers across the UK

Our Work

We are the leading UK charity dedicated to supporting city farms, community gardens, care farms & other green spaces.