Urban Earth Care Farm, a 501c3 non-profit organization, is an urban farm integrating elements of care based on well-established social farming practices found in the Netherlands. Care farming connects farming, a nature-based setting – with health, social, and educational benefits. Care farming in Belgium and other European farming communities partner established large commercial farms with social services & agencies who serve individuals that need extra help with life and career building skills. Urban Earth Care Farm strengthens the local community by incorporating environmental/sustainability educational and horticultural therapy to create an environment where a community of friends with unique needs and challenges work together and farm on vacant land in an urban neighborhood. The urban care farm model advances the traditional community garden forward serving a broader purpose, to teach and inspire a vulnerable population to be self-reliant and resilient through diversity and inclusion, thus creating a more equitable environment.
601 Judson Street Redlands, California 92374