GCF Events

Growing Care Farming: National, Regional and Online events

A full list of National, regional and online events can be found below (in date order):

* Due to Covid-19 restrictions, all face to face delivery is on hold until January 2021, but online events are unaffected*

(Training dates - For a list of all of our online and face to face training dates please click here )


20th August 2020 - GCF Online Care farming network meeting 

What: This is chance to see and meet other care farmers 'face to face' but remotely! The aim is to provide a forum for care farmers, prospective care farmers, the GCF team and others to support each other and to share learning and ideas.
Who: This event is designed for care farmers, prospective care famers - anyone involved in care farming
When: 10.30am - 11.30 am, 20th August via GoTo Meeting  
More information and booking
Delivered by: SF&G


16th July 2020 - GCF Online Care farming network meeting 

What: This is chance to see and meet other care farmers 'face to face' but remotely! The aim is to provide a forum for care farmers, prospective care farmers, the GCF team and others to support each other and to share learning and ideas.
Who: This event is designed for care farmers, prospective care famers - anyone involved in care farming
When: 10.30am - 11.30 am, 16th July via GoTo Meeting  
More information and booking
Delivered by: SF&G


14th July 2020 - GCF Themed Webinar - Reducing COVID-19 Risks & Re-opening your care farm

What: With lockdown restrictions gradually being eased many care farms are hoping to open their doors again to service users, but it's essential that they think about how to ensure they also reduce the risks related to COVID-19. This webinar will talk through a new checklist which has been developed by the GCF team and care farming Code of Practice assessors to enable care farms to confidently review their working practices and put measures in place to reduce risks before re-opening.
Who: This event is designed for care farmers and other green care providers who are looking to reopen their doors to service users within the Covid-19 restrictions
When: 2.00pm - 3.00pm 14th July, via GoToWebinar 
More information and Booking
Delivered by: SF&G


24th June 2020 - GCF Online Care farming network meeting 

What: This is chance to see and meet other care farmers 'face to face' but remotely! The aim is to provide a forum for care farmers, prospective care farmers, the GCF team and others to support each other and to share learning and ideas.
Who: This event is designed for care farmers, prospective care famers - anyone involved in care farming
When: 10.30am - 11.30 am, 24th June, via GoTo Meeting  
More information and booking
Delivered by: SF&G


4th June 2020 - GCF Themed Webinar - Safe and Secure - IT and Data Protection Solutions for Care Farmers

What: This back to basics webinar is for existing care farmers and those looking to deliver care farming activities in the future. It addresses the crucial issues of cybersecurity and data security when running a care farm and handling personal data, but in an accessible and jargon free way.
Who: This event is designed for care farmers and prospective care famers who to improve their IT solutions, protect themselves and their service users data and all on a limited budget.
When 2.00pm - 3.00pm 4th June, via GoToWebinar 
Delivered by: SF&G

This event has already occurred, watch the video of the webinar here 


27th May 2020 - GCF Online Care farming network meeting 

What: This is chance to see and meet other care farmers 'face to face' but remotely! The aim is to provide a forum for care farmers, prospective care farmers and the GCF team to support each other and to share learning and ideas.
Who: This event is designed for care farmers, prospective care famers - anyone involved in care farming
When: 10.30am - 11.30 am, 27th May, via GoTo Meeting  
More information and booking
Delivered by: SF&G


5th May 2020 - GCF Themed Webinar - Creative engagement on Social Media

What: This informal webinar was hosted by the GCF project where we will be joined by Lucy Thornton from Thornwood Alpacas & Care Farm and Geoff Stevens from Thornwood Alpacas & Care Farm and Geoff Stevens from Pathways Care Farm who are going to tell us about some of the social media techniques they are using to stay connected with service users and wider supporters of care farms during the COVID-19 lockdown period.
Who: This event is designed for care farmers and prospective care famers
When: 2.00 - 3.00pm , 5th May, via GoTo Webinar

Delivered by: SF&G
This event has already occurred, watch the video of the webinar here

 


11th February 2020 - GCF Regional event - Funding information session - Sheffield

What: Do you have little or no experience of fundraising? Do you need help and advice on finding and securing suitable funding for your care farm? This event is will provide some of the basic skills and knowledge required to access different funding sources. The GCF team and invited speakers will be on hand to provide an introduction to the variety of different sources of funding available and where to find the information.
Who: This event is designed for care farmers and prospective care farmers with limited experience of fundraising 
More information and booking
Delivered by: SF&G


26th November 2019 - GCF Yorkshire and Humberside 'Going Live' launch event - York

What: This event provided an opportunity to network, discuss existing care farming provision, highlight opportunities and pledge support to the development of the sector in the region.
Who: care farmers, commissioners, propective vare farmers, referral agencies, land managers, health, social care and education professionals - anyone interested in care farming and green care in the region
More info and booking: This event has already occurred -  information about the day and the learning can be found here 
Delivered by: SF&G 


13th May 2019 - Growing Care Farming Launch event - London

What: Launch of the Growing Care Farming Project
Who: Health, social care and education commissioners, agriculturalists, policy makers and care farmers were invited to find out what care farming can do to support their work
More info and booking: This event has already occurred -  information about the day and the learning can be found here 
Delivered by: SF&G 

Training, Support and Resources

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Quality Assurance

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