SoFAB @LairdHse06 project launch 4 short films on #socialfarming with fellow social farmer pilots, participants and @blissberryfarm

SoFAB project launch 4 short films on social farming

The SoFAB Project (Social Farming Across Borders) has produced four short films which reflect what social farming means to the various partners to the project.

You can access these films by clicking on the link below
http://www.socialfarmingacrossborders.org/sofab-short-films-published

The SoFAB Project (Social Farming Across Borders) has produced four short films which reflect what social farming means to the various partners to the project.

You can access these films by clicking on the link below
http://www.socialfarmingacrossborders.org/sofab-short-films-published

What is Social Farming?

Social Farming is the practice of offering family farms as a form of social service. In Social Farming, the farm remains a working farm at its core but invites people to participate in the activities of the farm. In return, the farmer is rewarded for the provision of the service. Social Farming services provide disadvantaged groups of people the opportunity for inclusion, to increase their self-esteem and to improve health and well-being.

It has the potential to offer solutions to public service provision in rural areas and to re-connect farmers with their community. Social Farming is well established in a number of EU states such as the Netherlands and Belgium but poorly developed and supported in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

This project will increase public awareness of the opportunities that Social Farming offers, it will create a resource and contact point for Social Service Providers and those that use the service and it will ultimately expand the availability of the service in the cross border region. It also aims to positively influence public policy in rural development as well as health and social care service delivery in rural areas.

Contact
Laird House,
Drumshanbo, Co Leitrim,

Tel: +353 (0)71 964 1772
Email: socialfarming@ldco.ie
Web: http://www.socialfarmingacrossborders.org

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