You don't need an agricultral background to become a care farmer, but you may need some help with the practical aspects of farming.
Perhaps you work in education, health or social care and have been inspired to start care farming. You might have seen first-hand what a difference care farming can make to people and be keen to turn your idea into a reality.
The first thing to ask yourself is, do I have a site I can use?
Land aquisition is often be one of the first hurdles to overcome when trying to set up a care farm. It is a broad subject and can differ from region to region, depending on the policies of your Local Authority.
You could try working with a local farm and seeing if they can help, or use our map to find a care farm near you.
The Community Land Advisory Service (CLAS) is hosted by Social Farms & Gardens and aims to increase community access to land, particularly for green space activities. CLAS is currently funded in Wales and you can find information on finding, buying, offering and leasing land.
If you have a site but are struggling with how to go about growing vegetables or keeping animals, local farming organisations may be able to help. You could also try land based further education colleges. Landexrepresents land based colleges and universites.