This is a picture of what they are already offering at Fordhall Organics farm in Market Drayton. Whereas traditional farming is about how much you can produce from a certain land area, care farming is about offering a space in nature that is healing, a space where you can relax and unwind.. It does mean that production on the farm is still important, ,just that each individuals needs are catered for and each individual contributes as best they can.
We aim to offer the services of the care farm primarily to those with mental health disorders, and others with learning disabilities. We will be exploring social prescribing, which is a new initiative from the government that allows doctors to prescribe time in nature for their patients. It is already in place in Scotland, so we are hoping it will roll out fairly soon in the UK.