Our social farmers are located throughout the country and have many different types of farm holdings and different farm activities to offer participants.
Social Farming provides an opportunity to diversify the income earning capacity of the farm and rural economy. Sources of funding, and payment arrangements vary hugely, but there are potential opportunities to make a level of income from Social Farming enterprises.
Benefits for farming families are both economic and social. Many farm families get involved in social farming for reason other than financial, while many farms and organisations engage in farming for therapeutic and holistic reasons rather than economic motives. Social farming can help to diversify
Farmers engaged in social farming speak of their own increased awareness both of the needs of those with disabilities/ill health, and of their capabilities. Children and other members of the families interact with participants and learn to see beyond their disability.