With the UK's second biggest city in Birmingham and plenty of other big urban areas, the West Midlands is an important region for SF&G and community growing in the UK. 

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.

 

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Latest news

Nature, mental health, and equity. Highlights from the kick-off meeting of the GreenME project

The pioneering GreenME project will study how exposure to nature can be integrated in healthcare systems to treat and improve mental health for all. It officially launched its...

Seven years ago the Green Care Coalition (GCC) was set up to promote the commissioning and use of Green Care services. The term Green Care is an umbrella term that covers;

  • Social and Therapeutic Horticulture
  • Care farming
  • Ecotherapy
  • Animal Assisted Services...

Upcoming events

10th September - 26th November 2024, online.

Unique course from Growing Connections to train and support community garden managers.

 

June 6th, 4.00 - 5.00 pm, online

Climate-friendly growing in community gardens

 

Online, accessible anytime 

An online course for people interested in setting up a care farm. Get an introduction to care farming and the basics of starting up. 

 

Useful Case Studies

The Growing Project is a unique and creative inter-organisational relationship offering therapeutic community growing experiences that bring together different people, supporting them in difficult times to grow, learn and work together.

Our member groups provide the inspiration for these videos, created as part of our Tyfu Pobl programme in Wales but of interest to viewers across the UK, which shows our members in action and illustrate how our support has helped in their development...