Membership and Code of Practice

Membership of Social Farms & Gardens

Social Farms & Gardens (a merger of Care farming UK and The Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens) represents and supports the delivery of care services and community development through farming and gardening activities. Debbie and Rachel, the previous Development Co-ordinators for Care Farming UK, are now employed by Social Farms & Gardens and continue to manage and develop our care farming Code of Practice (see below). Membership of Social Farms & Gardens is open to any organisation delivering nature-based activities that improve people's lives. To join Social Farms & Gardens, please visit: where you will find a description of the benefits and services associated with membership, along with an online membership application form. Membership is free.

Care farming Code of Practice (and to feature on the searchable list of care farms)

The care farming Code of Practice is a service offered by Social Farms & Gardens. The Code is a clear set of guidelines, intended to meet the requirements of commissioners, clients and other authorities to show that care farms which adhere to the Code are safe, professional and effective service providers. The Code of Practice process is suitable for both established care farmers and for prospective care farmers wanting to use it as a template prior to opening for business. The annual fee to access the code is £60 (inclusive of VAT). Please follow this link to start (or renew) your Code access or  See here for more information.

If you have any problems with the website process regarding your payment then do get in touch with Rachel or Debbie on and they can send you a PayPal invoice (that will enable you to pay by PayPal or by credit or debit card directly).

Code of Practice

The Care Farming Code of Practice provides quality assurance for clients, commissioners and families alike.

Social Farms & Gardens is encouraging all care farmers to adopt the care farming Code of Practice.


For more information click here

Care Farm of the Month

Hall Farm, Eastoft in Lincolnshire works with adults & children of varying abilities

More info here