Growing Care Farming

Growing Care Farming

Project overview:

Social Farms & Gardens, in partnership with Thrive, presents the project Growing Care Farming, which is part of the Government Program for Children & Nature (supported by Defra, is funded by the Department of Education and managed by Natural England). Growing Care Farming is an excellent opportunity 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.

This exciting project will expand and transform care farming services across England through a programme of four elements:

For more details, click on the links at the bottom of this page.

You can watch a short film about the Growing Care Farming project here:


More information

More information on care farming (including case studies, films etc) is available on the page: 'What is care farming'

The launch of the Growing Care Farming project by Natural England took place on 13 May 2019 - more information (including presentations) is available here.

Events

For a full list of Growing care farming events click here.

Keep in touch

  • If you would like to be adding to our mailing list to receive regular updates about our Growing Care Faming (GCF) project please complete this form.
  • If you would like to be adding to our mailing list to receive regular join one of our nine regional networks and receive regular updates from our Growing Care Faming (GCF) project team specifically tailored to your location please complete this form.
  • If you would like to contact us or have any further queries about the project, please email: carefarming@farmgarden.org.uk
  • If you have a media enquiry, pleasea email: jennie@farmgarden.org.uk

* Please note: The Growing Care Farming project web pages are constantly updated, please be patient as we make the changes - thank you! *

Training and Supporting resources

New training opportunities and care farming resources

Regional engagement

About the regional engagement work of Growing Care Farming

Quality Assurance

Quality service provision with the Care farming Code of Practice