Care farming is the therapeutic use of farming practices. Care farms also provide schools and other groups with a variety of service-learning opportunities.
Sanctuary One demonstrates how farming for health can be an affordable, natural, and effective means of healing people; how animals can be treated humanely and honored for their intrinsic physical and spiritual value; and how the environment that sustains us all can be steadily improved through organic and permaculture-inspired farming practices.
We envision a future where care farms are as commonplace in the United States as they are in Europe. For example, in the Netherlands there are more than 1,000 established care farms. Great Britain has hundreds, and there are dozens more in other European countries. We hope to inspire more Americans to start up care farms in their communities and are happy to advise anyone who is considering it.
Sanctuary One helps people of all ages experience nature's power to heal by volunteering on a real working farm; we provide educational tours that open people's hearts and minds; we invite schools and youth-serving nonprofit groups to visit the farm for some fresh air, exercise, and hands-on service-learning; we help teenagers who are in legal trouble learn how to make better choices; we mentor interns who want to become the next generation of care farmers; we promote the ethics of sustainable living; and we provide a safe, loving home to rescued farm animals and house pets. » more info about our programs
Care farming helps people of all ages learn to treat animals with kindness and respect.
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