Training Events & Workshops

Training designed for you

Throughout the year and across the UK, we offer training events and workshops on all aspects of community growing and care farming including:

  • Animal husbandry and welfare
  • Community involvement
  • Funding and budgeting
  • Horticulture
  • Land use management
  • Legal requirements
  • Committee and management roles
  • Working with young people, volunteers and people with special needs
  • Planning and design
  • Staffing

We regularly highlight training events through the regional and country pages of our website and via our social media links (remember: members get a hefty discount on these training events).

New for Autumn 2018 - Growing a Heatlhy Community Garden

Thanks to sponsorship from Dobies Seeds, this new training series is open to all members of Social Farms & Gardens. You can find details of forthcoming events in this series in our Events secton.

Membership is open to any organisation that provides benefits to individuals/communities by engaging them in meaningful land-based activities (such as community managed gardens and farms, or care farms) and agrees to annually supply data needed to advocate on their behalf. Membership is free – it’s quick and easy to join here and there are lots of other membership benefits including product discounts.

Not sure whether your organisation is already a member? Please contact us to find out.

Starting a community garden or farm?

We recommend that anyone planning to start up a new group reads our Community Growing Resource Packs. You can find these in the resources section.

If you want to find out what training events (and networking opportunities) are available near you, please visit the In Your Area page.

In addition, we can usually put you in touch with a city farm or community garden within travelling distance from you and are always happy to provide advice and support on the community management of gardens and farms. Advice can be given by correspondence on the telephone or on site where appropriate.

Case Studies

Our inspirational case studies show how we support members to create opportunities for local people


Find out about the range of training events we run or recommend for community growers across the UK