Membership and Code of Practice

Membership of Social Farms & Gardens

Social Farms & Gardens (SF&G) 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 the care farming Code of Practice which is a service offered by Social Farms & Gardens to its members. (see below).

Membership of Social Farms & Gardens is open to any organisation delivering nature-based activities that improve people's lives. Membership is free. You can find out more about the benefits and services associated with membership and join online here: www.farmgarden.org.uk/join-us

Care farming Code of Practice (and to be included in the searchable list of organisations offering care farming services)

The Code is a clear set of guidelines, intended to meet the requirements of commissioners, clients and other authorities to show that care farms (and other organisations delivering green care) 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 for the Code of Practice is currently £60. This is payable on initial application and each subsequent year when the Code is renewed.

Please note: In order to enrol on the Code of Practice your organisation must first be a member of Social Farms & Gardens.

  • If you are not sure whether your organisation is a member of SF&G, we will be happy to check for you. Please contact admin@farmgarden.org.uk or tel. 0117 9231 800.
  • Alternatively, if you know that your organisation is not a member, please join now. You will be sent details about the Code of Practice as part of your welcome pack.

For further information about the Code process please visit this page.

Renewing your access to the Code

If you are already enrolled on the Code of Practice and would like to renew your Code of Practice access/ status, please follow this link - alternatively you can contact carefarming@farmgarden.org.uk or tel. 0117 9231 800.

Code of Practice

The SF&G Code of Practice for care farming services provides quality assurance for clients, commissioners and families alike. We encourage 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

Email:mark@hallmarkfarming.co.uk