Benefits of Care Farming

Being involved with Care Farming and Care Farms has many benefits, and many people have enriched themselves and their lives through their experiences. The following are just some of the therapeutic benefits of Care Farming and Care Farms:

  • Builds confidence and self-esteem
  • Opportunity to give back to the community
  • Chance to do something physical, for example farming/gardening, riding horses, caring for animals, etc.
  • Being in nature
  • Sense of achievement
  • Opportunity to meet and engage with new people
  • A sense of belonging to a community
  • Opportunities to learn
  • Memorable experiences
  • Fun and enjoyment
  • Adventure or challenge
  • Changes one's worldview
  • Reduction of stress/anxiety
  • Dignity of earning a paycheck
  • Team work/Collaboration (chance to work as part of a team collaboratively)
  • Independence

Click on the links below to learn more about research on the benefits of Care Farming and to read about Care Farms in the news.