Our activities come from our overarching belief that everyone deserves the right to work.
Our primary aim is to help people with severe and complex barriers (learning disabilities, autism & mental ill health) to transition into meaningful work. This supports the most socially and economically alienated local people make the often-fragile journey towards inclusion in our local community.
CheckIn was set up to help groups that were overlooked, denied opportunities and not integrated into the local community. Its subsidiary, Giraffe, was set up as there were no employers in the local area who were able to offer supported employment or work experience opportunities. Here we do not have our trainees waiting in a training centre - instead, they are placed into supported work experience in our enterprises from day one - this includes two cafes, a walled garden and an activity centre
Facilities: Volunteering, Shop, Community recycling/composting
Open to the public?Yes
Open to the public - details: During opening times
Every Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday between 1000 and 1500.
Follow the A93 out of Perth (signposted Glenshee Ski Route).
After a couple of miles, you will see signs to Capability Scotland on the left - turn left here.
Our walled garden is at the end of their car park (and signs show you the way!).
Be careful, some of the ground is uneven!
Friday, January 1, 2021 - 09:00 to Friday, March 31, 2023 - 17:00
Training and networking for care farmers
A programme of national and regional events offered by the Growing Care Farming project. The programme includes regular themed webinars, network meetings, training courses and launch events for those working...
Find local support and advice at this face-to-face meeting, part of a regular programme of bi-annual meetings from the independent Yorkshire and Humber Care Farming Network.
Chaired by Robin Asquith from Camphill Village Trust, and this month hosted...
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!
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...
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...
The COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented global impact and we want to ensure we support our members, as we look forward to moving out of this difficult time.
We’ve developed a short survey that builds on the one we ran in April/May 2020, and...
'The Resilience of the Community Growing Sector in Northern Ireland' Report has been published this week and is now available to view.
The report was completed by Social Farms & Gardens in June 2020 during the Covid 19 pandemic...
We are delighted to announce that Social Farms & Gardens has been selected to lead the 'Growing Care Farming' Project.
This project is part of the £10m Children and Nature Programme being supported by Defra, funded by the Department of Education...