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Community Farms and Gardens Growing Well Together

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Social Farms & Gardens is a result of a merger between the Federation of City Farms & Community Gardens and Care Farming UK. It aims to support and promote land-based community development, green care and social care in the UK. Social Farms & Gardens seeks to take advantage of the current levels of interest and support for this work, increasing the number of projects capable of delivering services and helping them become more sustainable. The new organisation will provide support and inspiration to the whole nature, health and wellbeing sector.

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What is Care Farming?

Care farming is the therapeutic use of farming practices. Care farms provide health, social or specialist educational care services for individuals from one or a range of vulnerable groups.

Much recent research has shown how city farms, community gardens and other community managed green spaces have an vital impact on health, wellbeing, education and sustainable development of community facilities, often in deprived areas. And care farming in the UK has grown in prominence in the last decade as an effective form of health and social care.

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