If you are regularly working with people with a defined need and are doing activities outdoors which might include animal assisted therapy, growing crops, horticulture or land management, then yes, you are already care farming, even if you are not specifically being paid to deliver these services. It is the combination of the intervention and the working farm environment that is important and defines the care farm.

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Clone of How can I get practical support with care farming?

We encourage anyone developing a care farm to work towards our Code of Practice.

Can you help me with acquiring land for setting up a care farm? 

Land acquisition is a very broad subject and can differ from region to region depending on the policies of the Local Authority.

Can I make a decent living from care farming?

We firmly believe that care farmers need to be properly reimbursed for their time and expertise and that care farms need a strong economic foundati

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

Absolutely. Care farming activities can include growing crops and vegetables, horticulture and land management.

Is there any funding for setting up a care farm?

As far as SF&G is aware, there is no funding specifically available for setting up a care farm.

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.