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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  • Care farming: providing brighter futures for young and old

    Care farming: providing brighter futures for young and old

      Back in March 2013 Future Roots and Bournemouth University began to search for a special person who could undertake a crucial stage in our develop

  • Cerne Abbas Open Gardens 2014

    Cerne Abbas Open Gardens

    The residents of Cerne Abbas are opening their gardens on 21-22 June 2014 with proceeds donated to Future Roots and the Cerne Valley Young People Trust. 

  • Holnest Country Fayre 2014

    Holnest Country Fayre

    Now in its third year, we’re pleased to announce this year’s Holnest Country Fayre will take place on the 27th and 28th of September 2014.