Putting Down Roots is a gardening project for people who are currently homeless or have been in the past, or who are at risk of becoming homeless. The project and volunteers work in hostel grounds, public parks and on their own allotment, developing gardening skills, growing organic vegetables and carrying out hard landscaping and building projects. The site at St John's Churchyard has received a Green Flag Award, the national standard for high-quality green spaces.
Open to the public?Yes
Open to the public - details: During opening times
10 am - 4 pm Monday - Friday
St Johns Garden is on the corner of Waterloo Road and Exton Street (opposite the IMAX cinema.
Tube: Northern, Bakerloo and Jubilee to Waterloo.
Bus routes to Waterloo: 1,4,26,59,68,76,77,139,168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 211, 243, 341, 381, 507, 521,RV1 and X68
Our monthly networking sessions are open to anyone involved in care farming and green care, regardless of where you live or what stage you're are at.
As it's not always possible to meet face-to-face at the moment, please do join us and say hello!
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - 09:00 to Thursday, October 28, 2021 - 17:00
CEVAS (Countryside Educational Visits Accreditation Scheme) is a nationally recognised accreditation. It offers training for individuals who are working – or plan to work – with groups of school children, young people or clients with additional...
Our online gatherings are an member benefit that take place on first Thursday of each month. The events are part of SF&G's commitment to support networking and improve practice across the sector. A member of SF&G staff will...
Social Farms & Gardens are delighted to announce that The Prince of Wales has chosen to extend his Patronage of the charity. The Prince of Wales has always taken a keen interest in our work to support communities to farm, garden and grow...
The SF&G Northern Ireland Team have released the year one report from their Food Security Through Seed Saving & Exchange project.
The project, delivered by Growing Resilience Project Officer Conor O'Kane and funded by Necessity...
As part of our 40th Anniversary, we are celebrating the breadth, variety and impact of our incredible members through sharing 40 stories with a different theme each month.
Our first story comes from Scotswood Natural Community Garden...
Social Farms & Gardens is delighted to announce that Care Farming Development Manager Dr Rachel Bragg has been awarded an OBE in the Queen's birthday honours for services to academia and Green Care - congratulations Rachel!
Rachel has been a...
Popular picture book character Stick Man is teaming up with local community groups across the UK to encourage urban children to get outdoors and explore the natural world. Fun-filled activity trails have been opened at five community growing sites...