Social Farming offers people who are socially, physically, mentally or intellectually disadvantaged the opportunity to spend time on a family farm in a healthy, supportive and inclusive environment.
Social farming activity takes account an individual’s abilities, desires and interests. Focus remains on encouraging participants to socialise, gain confidence and build relationships. The focus is on their potential rather than their limitations.
The aim of Social Farming Awareness Week is to promote social farming as a viable option both for those in need of this support and for farmers.
The campaign will be marked in Co Mayo this Wednesday, October 4 with the hosting of an event on Vivian and Alan Wood’s Farm in Crossmolina from 10.30am to 12.30pm.
Booking is essential. To register or find out more details please contact Deirdre Fahey on (087)6233862 or email [email protected].
Find out more about local disability support services via this LINK.