Chelsea Green Publishing are a leading publisher of books about organic farming, gardening, homesteading, integrative health, natural building, sustainable living, socially responsible business, and more. Members receive details of a monthly book recommendation and associated discount code. We will also have free promotional copies of books to use as giveaways and prizes.
All Coir products are 100% biodegradable and environmentally sustainable, and help all types of growers.Coir Products offer a 5% discount exclusively for members of Social Farms & Gardens on all products listed/sold on their website.
Dobies have been supplying flower and vegetable seeds direct to gardeners since 1880 and have even been awarded the coveted "Best Buy" Seed Supplier by Which? Gardening with "an impressive 91% of seed producing healthy seedlings”. Successful seed and quality products is something they pride themselves on. Their wide range of products aren’t available in the shops, so you can only purchase direct. However, the Dobies seed range is now available to SF&G members with a 40% discount on all seeds as part of Dobies commitment to encourage more people to get involved in growing in their communities and the therapeutic benefits of gardening.
Please note: Unfortunately Dobies are unable to deliver seed orders to NI at present. August 2021. Members may find these seed saving tutorials compiled by our NI team useful.
Dream Garden Magazine
Dream Garden is a monthly print magazine delivering inspiration for outdoor living with style.
"By working only with the experienced and up-and-coming industry professionals, we aim to bring the latest inspirations, insights and product focuses to our readers, helping them to easily stay on trend. We will guide our readers through their garden design project the right way and provide new and exciting features each month through our printed magazine and our social media platforms."
Social Farms & Gardens members are eligible for 25% off quarterly and annual subscriptions.
Social Farms & Gardens have teamed up with Get Grants to offer discounts on a range of fundraising training courses to members. Get Grants is a Birmingham based consultancy that delivers a range of fundraising related training courses across the UK, including Bid Writing, Corporate Fundraising and other topics. They also offer a free Funding Finder and newsletter to keep you up to date with funding opportunities.
Insurance - McClarrons Insurance Brokers
We don’t offer insurance advice, but we do work with an independent insurance broker that specialises in insurance for both the voluntary and rural sectors. Their dedicated team understand the work of SF&G members and will provide you with a complimentary review of coverage, discuss your specific requirements and provide a policy tailored to your needs. In addition, they have agreed exclusive rates for our members. Through their independence, McClarrons have access to numerous specialist insurers, enabling them to provide cover for your organisation's individual needs. Should the worst happen, their in-house claims team will manage the claim on your behalf from start to final settlement.
On joining, members are given access to this broker; you can then discuss cover options with them based on the particular requirements of the group.
SF&G members in England are now eligible for free or discounted membership of NCVO. NCVO provide advice and information to their members on a wide range of strategic, operational and practical benefits to help them make the greatest benefit for their beneficiaries.
Established in 1969, Northern Polytunnels are one of the largest polytunnel manufacturers in the UK, predominantly supplying the commercial horticultural industry. They are doing their bit to support community growing by providing a 10% discount on their Easy-Build range for Social Farms & Gardens members.
Safe Soil UK Testing
Safe Soil UK aims to help Britain’s gardeners ensure their growing spaces are fertile and free from contamination by making soil testing and analysis easy, quick and affordable.They are fans of grow your own - and local - and whether you want to check soil at a potential growing site for fertility or investigate for potential contamination, they offer a straightforward approach to testing and will help make sense of the results.
No more complicated test schedules, inconvenient courier collections and incomprehensible lab results. Order the test that suits your needs on the website and they send out a testing kit complete with instructions on how take a soil sample. This can be dropped off in the accompanying postage-paid container at a post box or post office. They issue a report usually within 10 days.
Social Farms & Gardens members are eligible for a 10% discount on orders over £100.
Inspirational case studies from our members across the UK.