Farmers identify the beneﬁts of social farming to themselves as:
A strong sense of personal satisfaction from making a diﬀerence in participant’s lives Improved community connections and reduction in isolation. A sense of enjoyment and fun from having participants and others spend time on the farm Meaningful use of perhaps under-used assets and resources of the farm.
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.
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.