Growing Care Farming

Growing Care Farming - our work

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:

About care farming

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

What's on 

For a full list of Growing Care Farming events click here 

How to keep in touch

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Training, Support and Resources

New training opportunities and care farming support and resources

Regional Networking

About the regional networking element of Growing Care Farming

Quality Assurance

Quality service provision with the Care farming Code of Practice