What is Care Farming?

Care farming is, in essence, the therapeutic use of a farm to promote healing. It is becoming more popular in the U.K., however, Care Farming is just starting to take hold in the United States. “There are at least 76 care farms in the UK at the current time, providing a range of health, social rehabilitation or educational benefits to over five thousand people a week from a range of ‘client’ groups.” (Rachel Hine, Jo Peacock and Jules Pretty, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Essex, Colchester) Current research, although limited, shows that working on these farms has improved the health and well-being of those individuals who undertake the process.

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