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Booklet on Effects of Care Farming being translated

On request of the Dutch Taskforce for Multifunctional Agriculture, Marjolein Elings from the Wageningen University and Research centre compiled a booklet last year with information on the Effects of Care Farming. The publication holds a lot of interesting information from scientific research, on the actual effects that different types of farming activities have on the health and wellbeing of different target groups.

Since we believe the information will be relevant for a lot of people outside The Netherlands, we’re currently translating the publication to English. We in this case being the Dutch organisation ETC Adviesgroep / Boerenverstand. Marjolein Elings is preparing a preface to introduce English readers the specifics of the Dutch context of care farming within which the publication was compiled.

We’re planning on having the translation available at the international conference on multifunctional agriculture (see link, 1-4 April 2012). It will also be available for free per PDF from various website. Contact Marjolein Elings or Dorine Ruter for more information.


8 thoughts on “Booklet on Effects of Care Farming being translated

  1. Where do I can get the PDF download link?

    Posted by Motomoi - Talks the health matters | January 15, 2012, 5:11 am
    • Dear Thomas, yes sure you may! I hear people from Portugal intended to make a translation too, based on the English booklet we are making now. If you (or others reading this message) would like to translate, please contact Marjolein Elings, the author of the original brochure.

      Posted by dorineruter | February 9, 2012, 7:32 pm
      • Hi Dorine,
        Could you give me names of “the people in Portugal”, please? I intend to organize a small seminar in April with a dutch social farm (6 clients and 2 educators), portuguese speakers would be very interesting, otherwise it’s a foreign initiative only……

        Posted by Liesbeth Bronswijk | March 1, 2012, 7:39 am
  2. Hi Liesbeth, are you organising this seminar in Portugal? If you like ,feel free to share some information (e.g. for a post on this blog, or a message in de email list or LinkedIn group?)

    I think Portugal is taking part in an international exchange project on care farming. Marjolein Elings from Wageningen UR has some contacts there. I’ll ask her to provide you with the names.

    Contacts I know from Portugal are Mario Verissimo, from APCC (Associação de Paralisia Cerebral de Coimbra) and Ana Firmino, associate professor at the New University in Lisbon. I will send you their contact details per email. I remember someone else from portugal was attending our 2009 Farming for Health meeting in Pisa, but I can’t recall his name.

    (Should anyone else read this message and know more people from Portugal active in care farming, please do share.)

    Posted by dorineruter | March 1, 2012, 7:25 pm
  3. Yes, we try to organize a small seminar about Social Farming: a group (6 habitants with 2 educators) of the social farm “Ophovenerhof” in Sittard will talk about their work. We, a workgroup to start an asociation to promote farmactivities at a farm 4 km’s outside Lagos, will make a presentation about the concept in our situation. And there is planned speakers who will show there is real search for adequate responses in the area of adapted work or occupation for young adults with special needs, eldery people, etc. It ‘s a short term initiative, but we hope it will work!

    Posted by Liesbeth Bronswijk | March 5, 2012, 9:51 pm
  4. Wonder could you let me know how I would get my hands on the above boolet Is it on the bookshelve or can I order A copy off the internet.Thanking You Larry Masterson Donegal Ireland

    Posted by Larry Masterson | April 6, 2012, 6:00 pm

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