What a great article in yesterdays Irish Times 13-09-14 headed ‘Behind the News: Farm worker John Murphy – Irish farmers are helping people with intellectual disabilities and mental-health problems to find fulfilling work.
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The insight of Jackie and Richard Moeran and John Murphy has highlighted another innovative and exciting prospect for Social Farming. John’s experience shows that Social Farming can also provide another pathway to education and employment in the agriculture sector.
The team at SoFAB, all the SoFAB pilot social farmers North and South are poised on the brink of exciting times. The SoFAB pilot social farmers are in the process of setting up a new Social Farming organisation and are committed to seeing Social Farming firmly established to provide support in the area of health & wellbeing, social inclusion and vocational career development in farming.
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