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Help improve wikipedia page on care farming

CoP member Robert Casserly, executive director of Sanctuary One at Double Oak Farm (United States) pointed us to the existence of a wikipedia page on care farming. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Care_farming “I’m sure lots of people will be introduced to the concept of care farming via the Wikipedia page,” Robert wrote. “The page could be improved though.” We … Continue reading

Video: Growing success (United Kingdom)

“Are care farms the answer to disaffected teenagers’ problems? Hazel Davis investigates.” Guardian article including 3.30 min video on care farming. The video features Carlshead farm┬ánear Wetherby, Yorks. This farm offers facilities for students aged between 14 and 16 with a range of different needs, including learning or behavioural difficulties, those who are not attending … Continue reading

Video: Cyrenians Farm “Sowing Dreams” (Scotland)

Cyrenians Farm is a small but growing social enterprise, located 7 miles outside Edinburgh just off the A71. Created to provide much needed work-based opportunities for vulnerable young people, the farm is also home to a thriving market garden, soft fruit plantations, apples and plum orchards, chicken and sheep flocks and a small apiary. We … Continue reading

Video: Day care for older people at care farms (Netherlands)

Developed by Erve Knippert in Haaksbergen (erveknippert AT planet.nl). This DVD is available in different languages, and provides interesting information (and shots) about activities of elderly people at green care farms. (Shared by Simone de Bruin.)

Video: Zaaijers (Netherlands)

A short movie inspired by the research project “Shifting Paradigms in Green Care”. For this research project (coordinated by Omslag Foundation), pioneering Dutch green care farmers were interviewed about the essence of social farming. The movie is an artistic product illustrating how green care can be of value to both the client and the farmer. … Continue reading

Video: Social Farming Documentary (Europe)

The European SoFar (Social Farming) research programme has completed a video-documentary as end product of their programme. It is a kind of journey across different realities/cases in the 7 participating countries. Contact SoFar (http://sofar.unipi.it) for more information. (Shared by Paolo Pieroni.)

Video: Social Farming Documentary (France)

French participants in the international programme SoFar (social farming) have produced 2 shorts films on 2 local initiatives: – a social inclusion garden – a therapeutic farm for autistic persons. These films have been developed with the documentary images of SoFar participant and CoP member Gerald Assouline and images made by stakeholders in the local … Continue reading

Video: Activities on green care farms (Norway)

In Alta in Norway a DVD was produced about different activities on green care farms. It is in Norwegian only, but the music and the pictures will tell you a lot. On the website of Alta Kommune (www.alta.kommune.no) you can see the film divided into five parts. (Shared by Evy Olsen.)

Video: Derbyshire care farms (England)

TV item on 2 Derbyshire care farms Below is a link to something which appeared last Sunday on the “Politics Show”, but you need to fast forward to about 46 minutes to see it: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00fs8qc. It features two of our care farms in Derbyshire talking about some of the issues which they face and following … Continue reading

Video: Talmar

TALMAR, Inc. A non-profit company that deals with individuals with disabilites of all ages. YouTube slideshow with audio: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKLbvCLfvzc (Shared by Marina Loni.)

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