What is care farming?

Care farming is the therapeutic use of farming practices

Care farms: 

  • Deliver health, social or specialist educational care services for individuals from one or a range of vulnerable groups of people. 
  • Provide a programme of farming-related activities for individuals with a defined need
  • Provide supervised, structured, bespoke care services on a regular basis for service users
  • Are commissioned to provide services by a range of referral agencies 
  • Deliver services for adults, young people and children
We have developed some useful resources (films, leaflets, case studies etc.) to explain more about care farming - please see links below.

What is care farming? - A short film

Care farming - leaflet

A downloadable leaflet is available here

Scale of care farming in the UK - reports and overviews

Regular snapshots of the care farming sector since 2007 here

Care farming case studies

Care farming case studies - from care farms and commissioners are available here

An overview of care farming

See here

Principles of care farming

A short film and a presentation covering care farming origins, where it fits within green care, working with service users, referrals and more about how care farming works 

What is care farming?  - A narrated presentation

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Care farming and green care resources

Browse our library of information for those new to the sector as well as established providers. 

Care farming and green care training

Find care farming and green care training to get you started or develop your services.

Green care Quality Assurance

Show quality service provision by working towards our Green Care Quality Mark.