@blissberryfarm working towards . . .

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Social farming (sometimes called ‘Green care in agriculture’, ‘farming for health’ or ‘care farming’) is defined as the use of farms and farming activities are used to provide mental and physical health benefits for a wide range of people including those with defined medical or social needs (e.g. psychiatric patients, those suffering from mild to moderate depression, people with learning disabilities, people with a history of drug abuse, disaffected youth or elderly people) as well as those suffering from the effects of work-related stress or ill-health arising from obesity. By performing tasks such as looking after animals or tending vegetables, social farms help people to reconnect with nature and their communities which in turn offers them a pathway towards recovery, progression and social inclusion.

 

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