South West England

Community growing thrives in the West Country, not just in the obvious urban areas like Bristol, Exeter, Bath and Plymouth, but also in more rural areas like Cornwall. Use this page to stay up to date with what's happening near you.

See below for a map view or list of Social Farms & Gardens members in this region, as well as local news, events and case studies. There are also lots of useful information resources available for social farmers, gardeners and growers on our Resources page.  

If you are looking for members that offer commissioned health, social care or special education services (such as care farms), please follow this link.

 

South West England

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Get Involved

Please contact our head office:

Tel: 0117 923 1800
Email: admin@farmgarden.org.uk

Latest news

Over the past few weeks our COVID-19 member impact survey has already collected a huge number of responses from our members across Scotland, Ireland, Wales and England. The responses received so far indicate that across the country members have been profoundly impacted by the lockdown and social...

We are all facing an unprecedented period of difficulty and disruption caused by the current coronavirus crisis. As the situation develops we want you to know that we are here. We have developed a dedicated Corona COVID -19 section of our website which will be updated regularly over the coming...

Upcoming events

SF&G have launched a series of online webinars designed to help members tackle the most pressing concerns arising from this crisis, and to share best practice and inspiration from around the country. Themes are based on what members told us were the most immediate and challenging issues.

A series of specially themed webinars, network meetings, training courses and launch events delivered by the Growing Care Farming project, part of the Government Programme for Children & Nature programme.

The popular School Farms Conference is back in 2021. This year's theme is 'Growing People, Plants and Animals'. For the 4th year, the Conference and Awards will be held at the Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester and will take place over the 2nd – 3rd July 2021.

Useful Case Studies

Chyan Community Field, an organic forest farm with community access, has been running since 2002. In that time, the group have transformed a disused, over-grown 2.2 acre Cornish field into a shining example of vegan organic growing, wildlife gardening...

A forgotten and derelict space on North Street in Bedminster has been turned into a community 'pocket park'.

TheHorseCourse is a busy Equine-Assisted Interventions Centre based on an ex-dairy farm in Weymouth. Harriet Laurie, founder, explains what TheHorseCourse offers people who are struggling and for whom other more mainstream therapeutic approaches may...