Care Farming: a New Approach to Therapy

Show simple item record McInnes, Adam 2011-04-18T20:34:07Z 2011-04-18T20:34:07Z 2011-04-02
dc.description.abstract Care farms are a growing movement around the world. Though still rare here in North America, there is an interest in this type of therapy and rehabilitation. Care farming uses traditional agriculture in an innovative way to generate and promote therapy, rehabilitation, social inclusion, education, and social services. This type of agriculture offers opportunities for disabled or disadvantaged people to participate in growing food, working with animals, and/or learning new job skills while being integrated into supportive environment where their capabilities may be valued and enhanced. This includes people with mental health problems, people with disabilities (social, physical, mental, sensory, learning, etc.), addictions rehabilitation services, prisoner rehabilitation services and probation, services for older people, therapeutic activities for children, adults and young people doing community service, and so on. All participants benefit from the physical work, skill learning and development, and a reconnection with food, nature, and their community. They are assisted in becoming productive members of the community. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Regina Graduate Students' Association en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Session 4.4 en_US
dc.subject Care farm en_US
dc.subject Social farm en_US
dc.subject Green care en_US
dc.subject Agriculture en_US
dc.subject Therapy en_US
dc.subject Reahabilitation en_US
dc.title Care Farming: a New Approach to Therapy en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US
dc.description.authorstatus Student en_US
dc.description.peerreview yes en_US

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