Future Roots uses the therapeutic value of farming and the countryside to support those aged five to 95. We exist to re-engage young people with learning through vocational training in agriculture and rural skills, re-integrate adults and older people back into their community when they become isolated, and strengthen families and communities by promoting learning between the generations.

Our projects...

A showcase of some of our work.

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  • Future Farmers

    Vocational training in agriculture, horticulture and rural skills (City & Guilds).

  • Field 2 Fork

    Outdoor education and enrichment for young people with complex learning needs.

  • The Countrymen’s Club

    Tackling the specific challenges faced by older men from rural communities.

In the media...

The latest TV and newspaper coverage of our work.

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Fresh from the farm...

The latest news from Future Roots, not to mention Alfie's Diary (he's the farm's Jack Russell you know).

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  • Xchange ENews August 2014

    xchange enews august

    The latest edition of the Xchange enews is hot off the press.

  • EAFRD social inclusion projects

    The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development. Projects supporting social inclusion

    EU Member States have been using the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) since 2007 to support a vast variety of rural initiatives that are channelled through Rural Development Programmes.

  • Wessex Country

    Wessex Group volunteers at Future Roots

    Dozens of volunteers from Dorset’s Wessex Group answered a call for help and spent a day sprucing up a farm used by disadvantaged and disabled children.