The final conference of Social Farming Social Action took place at the Treetops Forest Centre in Cannock Case, an Area of Outstanding National Beauty. The five partners of SOFI attended and shared the Kev learnings from the project, highlighting and sharing good practice. In addition Dr John Hegarty Professor of Psychology and a great believer in Green Therapy gave a presentation along with students who had completed their university work on Social Farming. In total over fifty delegates from different…
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Retzhof did an enquiry to get to know the interests of the people from the region. In week one week 24 adults and 30 children were reached; Week two 29 adults and 32 children and in week three 41 adults and 6 children. The themes were culinary, history, nature, health, art, family&kids, International, culture, politiks, IT.
Getting to know wild herbs brings you closer to nature.
Retzhof activities in summer time “getting new ideas and tools to develop social farming opportunities”
The Donkey Sanctuary in Sutton Park was our last call for the day. Here we looked at how they are changing from doing Riding for the Disabled to therapeutic activities with different groups. They are particularly interested in working with victims of trafficking. They are experiencing challenges with this change as schools have enjoyed visiting to ride the donkeys. It is an exciting time for them though and they will be able to reach so many more people…
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Well done Enrico Vacirca for getting our project in the Italian press and sharing good practice.
Social Farming Social Impact is a new Erasmus + Project that aims to share good practice and gather evidence of social impact of Social Farming with different client groups. We have partners from Italy, Austria, Spain, Bulgari and UK. Growing Rural Enterprisehave just hosted partners from all five countries and visited five different projects- collating a case study on each one and sharing their successes and challenges.