Green Care: a Conceptual Framework. A Report of the Working Group on the Health Benefits of Green Care

B. Berget, B. Braastad, A. Burls, M. Elings, Y. Hadden, R. Haigh, J. Hassink, D.K. Haubenhofer

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Abstract

‘Green Care’ is a range of activities that promotes physical and mental health and well-being through contact with nature. It utilises farms, gardens and other outdoor spaces as a therapeutic intervention for vulnerable adults and children. Green care includes care farming, therapeutic horticulture, animal assisted therapy and other nature-based approaches. These are now the subject of investigation by researchers from many different countries across the world.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLoughborough
PublisherLoughborough University
Number of pages119
ISBN (Print)9781907382239
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Publication series

NameCOST
PublisherLoughborough University
No.866

Keywords

  • social care farms
  • farm management
  • social care
  • mental health
  • farms
  • concepts
  • therapy

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