#SOCIALFARMING and Sustainability, Creativity and Health in the Community.

Here is a good example in the UK of a Social Farm* as a social enterprise under a Community Interest Company.

Bike reuse at The Fold Care Farm

The Fold Care Farm is part of the Fold Community Interest Company. A not for profit social enterprise standing for Sustainability, Creativity and Health in the community. At the heart of what we do is support people who are marginalised to develop confidence, skills and healthy functionality. On the farm we deliver land based training courses including tailored workshops focusing on interpersonal skills and how to move towards employment.

When our farm work is complete or the weather too bad to get on the land, the bicycles from the recycling centre are refurbished by trainees. As an incentive to renovate a bike trainees can take a functioning bike away with them if they complete the course. At the Fold we like cycling very much and recognise the positive health, mobility and environmental impacts that cycling provides, moreover we like to reuse rather the renew!

*A movement that began in Holland is spreading around the world. It goes by several names—“Care Farming,” “Green Care,” “Farming for Health,” and “SOCIAL FARMING”. Basically farms partner with health care agencies to provide recreational and work-related activities for people with disabilities, mental health recovery, drug addicts, disaffected youth, elderly people, social service clients. and Sustainability, Creativity and Health in the Community.

Here is a good example in the UK of a Social Farm* as a social enterprise under a Community Interest Company.

Bike reuse at The Fold Care Farm

The Fold Care Farm is part of the Fold Community Interest Company. A not for profit social enterprise standing for Sustainability, Creativity and Health in the community. At the heart of what we do is support people who are marginalised to develop confidence, skills and healthy functionality. On the farm we deliver land based training courses including tailored workshops focusing on interpersonal skills and how to move towards employment.

When our farm work is complete or the weather too bad to get on the land, the bicycles from the recycling centre are refurbished by trainees. As an incentive to renovate a bike trainees can take a functioning bike away with them if they complete the course. At the Fold we like cycling very much and recognise the positive health, mobility and environmental impacts that cycling provides, moreover we like to reuse rather the renew!

*A movement that began in Holland is spreading around the world. It goes by several names—“Care Farming,” “Green Care,” “Farming for Health,” and “SOCIAL FARMING”. Basically farms partner with health care agencies to provide recreational and work-related activities for people with disabilities, mental health recovery, drug addicts, disaffected youth, elderly people, social service clients. and Sustainability, Creativity and Health in the Community.

Here is a good example in the UK of a Social Farm* as a social enterprise under a Community Interest Company.

Bike reuse at The Fold Care Farm

The Fold Care Farm is part of the Fold Community Interest Company. A not for profit social enterprise standing for Sustainability, Creativity and Health in the community. At the heart of what we do is support people who are marginalised to develop confidence, skills and healthy functionality. On the farm we deliver land based training courses including tailored workshops focusing on interpersonal skills and how to move towards employment.

When our farm work is complete or the weather too bad to get on the land, the bicycles from the recycling centre are refurbished by trainees. As an incentive to renovate a bike trainees can take a functioning bike away with them if they complete the course. At the Fold we like cycling very much and recognise the positive health, mobility and environmental impacts that cycling provides, moreover we like to reuse rather the renew!

*A movement that began in Holland is spreading around the world. It goes by several names—“Care Farming,” “Green Care,” “Farming for Health,” and “SOCIAL FARMING”. Basically farms partner with health care agencies to provide recreational and work-related activities for people with disabilities, mental health recovery, drug addicts, disaffected youth, elderly people, social service clients.

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