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We encourage anyone developing a care farm to work towards our Code of Practice.

How can I get practical support with care farming?

We encourage anyone developing a care farm to work towards our Code of Practice.

Can you help me with acquiring land for setting up a care farm? 

Land acquisition is a very broad subject and can differ from region to region depending on the policies of the Local Authority.

Can I make a decent living from care farming?

We firmly believe that care farmers need to be properly reimbursed for their time and expertise and that care farms need a strong economic foundati

I don't have any animals - can I still be classed as a care farm?

Absolutely. Care farming activities can include growing crops and vegetables, horticulture and land management.

Is my farm already a care farm?

If you are regularly working with people with a defined need and are doing activities outdoors which might include animal assisted therapy, growing

Is there any funding for setting up a care farm?

As far as SF&G is aware, there is no funding specifically available for setting up a care farm.

What do I need to consider if I'm not a farmer?

If you're not a farmer there are a few things to think about before you get started with care farming. 

What do I need to consider if I'm a farmer?

If you're a farmer interested in care farming there are a few questions to ask before you start. 

Care farming and connection to nature

For further information please download our care farming and connection to nature resource. 

Connection to nature and care farming

Find out more about research into care farming and connection to nature. 

Where can I find a care farm?

We provide contact details for Social Farms & Gardens member organisations that deliver care farming services. 

Who benefits from care farming?

Care farming is a good thing in lots of different ways. Find out how it helps service users, health and social care providers, farmers and wider society. 

Why does care farming work?

Care farming is a powerful mix of nature, community and meaningful farming activity. Understand why care farming changes people's lives.

What is care farming?

Watch our video to hear from people involved in care farming. 

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Who is care farming for?

Agricultural settings can help a wide range of people improve their health and wellbeing. Discover who can benefit from time spent care farming. 

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What is care farming?

If you're new to care farming, you might be wondering what the term means. Find out exactly what care farming is and what care farms do.  

Care farming research

There's a wealth of information out there showing just how effective care farming can be.

Introduction to care farming

If you'd like to know what care farming is all about, explore the articles below for an introduction. 

Develop your care farm services

If you're already care farming and want to develop the services you can offer people, we can help.

Get started with care farming

If you'd like to be a care farmer you might be wondering how to get started.

Referrals to care farms

If you work in health and social care, education, the probation service or community health you might want to commission care farm services for you