How can I get practical support with care farming?
We encourage anyone developing a care farm to work towards our Code of Practice. The care farming Code is essentially a minimum standard - a clear set of guidelines, intended to meet the requirements of commissioners, other referral agencies and service users. It was developed by a team of care farmers and other specialists and we encourage all those providing care farming services to adopt the Code (including farm and garden sites delivering other green care services such as Social &Therapeutic Horticulture (STH) and Animal Assisted Therapies (AAT)). This quality assurance scheme addresses all of these sorts of issues. To find out more go to our care farming Code of Practice page.
As part of the GCF project we are also developing central resources on an ongoing basis. Keep an eye on the central support and resources page for updates.
If you are still struggling to find what you need it may be possible to ‘buy in’ some specific advice from established care farmers. Within the GCF project we have some resources to cover Care Farming Facilitators time. They may be able to provide advice within their specialist and geographical areas. To find out more please email email@example.com.