Our work in Northern England

Our work in Northern England - Networking and events

Pre Covid-19, we held a range of great events and training in Yorkshire and Humberside - including regular networking events, training opportunities (run in conjunction with our partners at Thrive) and targetted events which were widely attended. We are happy to be resuming regional networking again in the New Year (albeit online) and will be running these types of events again across more regions over the course of 2021.

Upcoming events

To view all of our regional and national GCF events 


Yorkshire & Humberside 

Yorkshire & Humberside was the first of the nine national regions to come ‘online’ as part of the Growing Care Farming project's regional networking programme. The region was the pilot for different approaches to engage existing and prospective care farmers, health, social care and education professionals and other interested parties in the understanding, promotion and growth of the care farming sector in the region.   
The region comprises the administrative areas of North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, East Riding of Yorkshire, Hull, the City of York as well as North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire. Within this area there are 14 separate districts which each have their own health, social care and education teams.


North East

The North East is the second of the regions to come online in January 2021. 

Our first GCF North East based event took place in January, with three fantastic and inspirational care farmers talking about their work and how it provides for the varied needs of their service users. A great start to the regional networking with connections made and hopes for farm tours and more exchanging of ideas later in the year. 


North West

The first GCF North West themed online event took place on Thursday 25th February 2021. The event was attended by 46 people from a wide variety of backgrounds including existing and prospective care farmers, health, social care and education staff, plus representatives from agriculture and other nature based organisations. Two fantastic and inspirational care farmers presented on their work and how it provides for the varied needs of their different service users and we were also supported by the NHSE Regional Social Prescribing Facilitator Jo Ward. The event has kick started networking in the North West with lots of interesting questions posed and connection made.


For more information

For further information please contact Sarah Marrison, our Regional Support Officer  RSO@farmgarden.org.uk


Learning and resources

New resources will be added to this page regularly, click on the links below to access the resources:

Yorkshire and Humberside Regional Learning Report 1 


Previous events in Northern England

25th February 2021 - GCF North West 'Going Live' event

28th January 2021 - GCF North East 'Going Live' event

17th/18th March 2020 - CEVAS therapeutic route - Boston

11th March 2020 - GCF Training - Care farming awareness day - Thirsk

27th Febrary 2020 - GCF Training - Nurturing young people with anxiety and depression through care farming - Leeds

26th February 2020- GCF Training - Developing Alternative Provision on care farms - Leeds

19th February 2020 - GCF Training - Care farming and mental health - Leeds

18th February 2020 - GCF Training - Care farming for Learning Disability and Autism Spectrum Disorders - Leeds

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

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


Monthly e-newsletters

Links to previous regional newsletters can be found below:

All regional news will now be covered in the new look GCF bulletin, where there is a section for each area of England - North, South, Central and East, so from July 2020 this will replace the regional newsletters.

July 2020 Northern England

June 2020 Northern England
May 2020 Northern England

March 2020 Yorkshire and Humberside 
February 2020 Yorkshire and Humberside 
January 2020 Yorkshire and Humberside 
December 2019 Yorkshire and Humberside 
November 2019 Yorkshire and Humberside 
October 2019 Yorkshire and Humberside

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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