Growing Care Farming
Social Farms & Gardens, in partnership with Thrive, is delivering the £1.4m Growing Care Farming project, part of the Government’s Children and Nature Programme (supported by Defra, funded by the Department of Education and managed by Natural England).
This exciting project will expand and transform care farming services across England through a programme of 4 key elements:
- Central support and resources
- Regional engagement
- Quality assurance
Growing Care Farming is a wonderful opportunity to transform the scale of the care farming sector across England, creating more opportunities for both children and adults with a defined need, to benefit from health, social and specialist educational care services delivered on care farms.
We are currently in the planning and development stage of the project and are busy behind the scenes, so please watch this space for further information, regular updates and details of how to get involved!
Natural England hosted the launch of the Growing Care Farming Project on the 13th May - you can find more information (including presentations) here