Social Farming in the Netherlands
April 26, 2015

As in all European countries, using agriculture as a beneficial activity for vulnerable people has a long albeit informal history. The combination of agricultural work and care is not new in the Netherlands. Since the end of the 1990s, there has been a resurgence of interest in the use of farms for the provision of […]

Social Farming in Italy
April 25, 2015

In Italy, as in the rest of Europe, farms have always developed practices promoting solidarity with disadvantaged people, even though only recently researchers and policy makers have defined these activities as Social Farming. In Italy, several interesting experiences have developed since the early 1970s, when Social Farming was mainly based on the ideas of ’68 […]

Social Farming in Ireland
April 25, 2015

The term ‘Social Farming’ is not one readily known or initially understood in Ireland. As elsewhere, the use of agriculture and horticulture as an activity within care settings such as within the old Psychiatric services and Intellectual Disability Services has a long history. It was used, perhaps as it was familiar to many people and […]