Social Farming Ireland

Social Farming is the practice of offering family farms as a form of social care. The farm is not a specialised treatment farm; rather the farm remains a typical working farm where people in need of support can benefit from participation in the farms' activities in a non-clinical environment.

It also creates the opportunity to reconnect farmers with their local communities through the opening up of their farms as part of the social support system of the community. 

The farm is not a specialised treatment farm; rather it remains a typical working farm where people in need of support can benefit from relationship building through farm activities in a nonclinical environment.

While those participating in Social Farming activities may derive therapeutic benefit from it, this is not the main purpose or aim and the farmers are not playing the role of therapists. Social Farming supports people in living ordinary lives, interacting with their community and environment, developing their potential.

Social Farming Ireland is being developed by Leitrim Developemnt Company through a Network of Regional Hubs. These hubs are based in 4 locations one in Leitrim Dev Co covering the Border Midlands and East, a second covering the South East based in Waterford Leader Partnership, third in the West based in South West Mayo Development Company and the fourth in the South West based in West Limerick Resources. 

Social Farming is the practice of offering family farms as a form of social care. The farm is not a specialised treatment farm; rather the farm remains a typical working farm where people in need of support can benefit from participation in the farms' activities in a non-clinical environment.

It also creates the opportunity to reconnect farmers with their local communities through the opening up of their farms as part of the social support system of the community. 

The farm is not a specialised treatment farm; rather it remains a typical working farm where people in need of support can benefit from relationship building through farm activities in a nonclinical environment.

While those participating in Social Farming activities may derive therapeutic benefit from it, this is not the main purpose or aim and the farmers are not playing the role of therapists. Social Farming supports people in living ordinary lives, interacting with their community and environment, developing their potential.

Social Farming Ireland is being developed by Leitrim Developemnt Company through a Network of Regional Hubs. These hubs are based in 4 locations one in Leitrim Dev Co covering the Border Midlands and East, a second covering the South East based in Waterford Leader Partnership, third in the West based in South West Mayo Development Company and the fourth in the South West based in West Limerick Resources. 

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