What are the health and wellbeing benefits of care farming?

There has been much research published on the health and wellbeing benefits of green care interventions such as care farming.  

Care farming combines contact and connection with nature, social interaction and farm-related activity. All these things are beneficial for general health and wellbeing in themselves.

There is also a benefit from the combination of these elements together. Where people have a defined need, this combination of benefits can create a complex intervention. These interconnected physical health and mental wellbeing benefits can help many different people.

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What does care farming look like around the world?

Care farming or social farming has been practiced around the world in different ways for generations. Modern understanding of care farming is growing globally. 

What are the economic benefits of care farming and green care?

As well as improving the health and wellbeing, research shows that care farming and green care can benefit local and national economies.

How is nature related to health?

There's a growing body of research that demonstrates that spending time in nature is good for us. Learn more about nature and health research. 

What is connection to nature?

Research has shown a clear link between connection to nature and a person's wellbeing. Find out more about connection to nature.