Social Farming refers to the use of commercial farms and agricultural landscapes as a basis for promoting mental and physical health through agricultural activity. It is a growing movement that uses agricultural resources to provide social care or educational services to a wide range of people [Hine, R. et al. (2008) Social Farming in the UK: Evidence and Opportunities, Report for the National Social Farming Initiative (UK)].
The aim of the CARE-T-FARMS project is to create training materials that provide people with the necessary skills to scale up Social Farming experiences across Europe.
Social Agriculture is based on the principle of using agricultural activities for therapeutic purposes to promote the physical and mental health and well-being of people. It is generally associated with horticulture, animal-assisted activities and traditional food processing.
As a result of the CARE-T-FARMS project, three free and open access online training modules will be developed, each of which will have its own target audience. They will correspond to the different levels of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF), depending on their learning objectives.