Green Care Farms, A Safe Community Between Illness or Addiction and the Wider Society

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    Abstract

    This paper presents the results of focus group interviews with 42 people with a psychiatric or addiction history who work in eight different green care farms in the Netherlands. Undertaking farming activities helps participants feel useful and healthier and they develop more self-esteem, self-respect and responsibility. Working on a green care farm can contribute more structure and discipline to the lives of participants, which can create the foundation for new activities or (voluntary) work elsewhere.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)310-322
    JournalTherapeutic communities : the international journal for therapeutic and supportive organizations
    Volume29
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2008

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