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

Latest news

Care farming is the therapeutic use of farming practices. Service users regularly attend these care farm as part of a structured care, rehabilitation, or special educational programme. Service users vary hugely, from older people living with dementia, to children and adults with learning...

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 together, and over the summer he accepted an...

Upcoming events

Start / End Date: Multiple dates

A series of specially themed webinars, network meetings, training and launch events for those delivering or interested in delivering, care farming services.

Start / End Date: 2nd - 3rd July 2021 (Online)

The popular School Farms Conference is back in 2021! This year's theme is 'Growing People, Plants and Animals'.

Start / End Date: 1st June 2021, 16:00 - 17:00

A chance for SF&G members - particularly new members - to gather virtually, build connections and share support ideas in a safe, encouraging environment.

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...