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How did care farming develop in different countries?

A University of Wageningen graduate, Yvette Buist, recently produced an (in my eyes) outstanding report on the history and determining factors of the birth and growth of Care Farming in several countries, including Flanders, the United Kingdom, Norway and the state of Montana (USA). Gladly recommended, A comparative research into the development of care farming … Continue reading

11th International People-Plant Symposium (IPPS)

The Hózh’q Foundation, in partnership with the People Plant Council (PPC) and the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS), is delighted to announce the upcoming 11TH International People-Plant Symposium (IPPS) The symposium will take place during the Floriade World Horticultural Exposition in Venlo, the Netherlands, on September 6th, 7th and 8th 2012. The theme of the … Continue reading

Green Care training in Finland

A message and call from the ESF-funded SENNI project (2011-2013) in Finland: SENNI is an enterpreneurship and product development project utilising Green Care methodology funded by the European Social Fund (ESF). The project commenced on 1.9.2011 and involves the University of Eastern Finland and two Muncipal Federations of Education. In SENNI we offer training to … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Call for papers on Green Care

From 1-4 April 2012, the Rural Sociology Group of the Wageningen University and Research centre is organizing the International Conference on Multifunctional Agriculture and Urban-Rural Relations in Wageningen (Netherlands). A number of members from our Farming for Health community have convened a working group on green care and published a call for papers which you … Continue reading

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 near 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

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