Membership and Code of Practice

Social Farms & Gardens - Membership and care farming Code of Practice

Care Farming UK has now merged with the Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens, to create a brand-new organisation - Social Farms and Gardens. We have joined together so we can better support and represent the farmers, gardeners and growers who run life-changing projects in our urban and rural communities. Social Farms & Gardens will continue to build on the work carried out by FCFCG and CFUK, representing and supporting 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, so rest assured their expertise is still available to all our members. In particular they will continue to manage and develop our care farming Code of Practice (see below).

We are now in a transition period during which we will be creating a new website. This is not an overnight process but will take time to design and create new content. Please bear with us.

Membership of Social Farms & Gardens

During this transition period, as care farmers and 'prospective' care farmers there are two options regarding membership:

i) If you are interested in joining Social Farms & Gardens, for the basic, free membership (access to enewsletters and some website resources) then please visit: www.farmgarden.org.uk/join-us where you will find a description of the benefits and services associated with membership, along with an online membership application form.

ii) If you would like to advertise on our searchable list of care farms on the website and if you would like to start (or continue)  with the care farming Code of Practice (now offered by Social Farms & Gardens) you will need to join up via the links below. The Code 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) see here for more information.

Care farming Code of Practice

Our care farming Code of Practice will continue to be offered by Social Farms & Gardens. This 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).

If you are interested in applying to go through the care farming Code of Practice, please follow the appropriate link below to pay online. You will then be taken to our online billing facility (with options to pay by PayPal, credit or debit card or BACS). Once your payment has been processed, you will be sent the Code by email. Once we receive your completed application and supporting documents your application will be assessed and you will be notified when it is approved (see here for more information).

Annual care farming Code of Practice fee*:

  • £60 for care farms
  • £60 for prospective care farms - for those looking into providing care farming services in future or who are in the early stages of doing so

*(inclusive of VAT)

 

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

Email:mark@hallmarkfarming.co.uk