A new organisation which is the result of a merger between two existing charities:
• The Federation of City Farms – a UK-wide charity, established in 1980, with a strong track record in partnership and project working. It provided support services and advocacy for community managed farms and gardens which have become increasingly popular in the last few decades - today there are more than 2,500 of these local groups and an extensive community growing sector.
• Care Farming UK: was set up to promote and support Care Farming – the use of farming activities for therapeutic purposes. Care farms provide health, social or educational care services for individuals from one or a range of vulnerable groups. It provided a central voice and supportive services for care farmers, to inspire decision makers.
Social Farms & Gardens supports, represents and promotes thousands of grass roots projects across the UK that use farming and gardening as a way to transform lives and improve health and well-being.