Growing Care Farming

Growing Care Farming

Growing Care Farming (GCF),  is part of the Government Programme for Children & Nature (supported by Defra, is funded by the Department of 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 four elements:

    More information

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

    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, please email: jennie@farmgarden.org.uk

     

    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