Growing Care Farming (GCF), is part of the Government Programme for Children & Nature (supported by Defra, is funded by the Department for Education and managed by Natural England) and is being delivered by Social Farms & Gardens, in partnership with Thrive.
Growing Care Farming aims to transform the scale of the care farming sector across England, creating more opportunities for children and adults with a defined need to benefit from specialist health, care and educational services provided on care farms. The launch of the Growing Care Farming project by Natural England took place on 13 May 2019 - more information here. GCF will expand and transform care farming services across England through a programme of three elements:
More information on care farming (including case studies, films etc) is available on the page: 'What is care farming'
and on the scale of the care faming sector here
***If you missed our first online conference on Thursday 25th March, you can see the full recording here ****
***Or check out our new short conference film below***
For a full list of Growing Care Farming events click here
How to keep in touch
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