what is care farming
Therapeutic use of farming practices
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What is a care farm?
Care farming is defined as the therapeutic use of farming practices. Care farms utilise the whole or part of a farming property to provide health, social or educational care services through supervised, structured programs of farming-related activities. Care farming is very popular in Europe, with numbers growing rapidly.
What is the growing care farming project?
Natural England chief executive Marian Spain discusses the 1.4m Growing Care Farming project, aiming to significantly increase the number of care farm places available each year. Growing Care Farming is an inspiring 1.4 million project which aims to significantly increase the number of care farm places available each year.
What makes a care farm sustainable?
The practical activity of growing food was made possible through the physical environment of the care farm 鈥?a natural, farming context, which incorporates sustainable practices and values contact with nature.
Who is behind growing care farms?
Growing Care Farms is being delivered by Social Farms Gardens in partnership with Thrive, so it was fitting that Dr Rachel Bragg, the Care Farming Development Manager from Social Farms Gardens, had the final word.