The Magdalen Project

Care Farming

Care farming is the use of working farms as a means of promoting mental and physical health. Farmers are contracted to provide a ‘health service’ whilst continuing with their normal activities. Care Farming helps disaffected young people, psychiatric patients, those suffering from mild to moderate depression, people with learning disabilities, early-stage Alzheimers, drug or alcohol dependency and many other groups.

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It ran from 4:15 PM, 17 June 2014 to 4:17 PM, 17 June 2014




  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing


  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Women & GirlsWomen & Girls
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)
  • OtherOther



We are looking for funding salaries of a Care Farming Manager and Support Worker, taking responsibility for overseeing the general management and development of the farm for this purpose, whilst co-ordinating the work of staff and volunteers who supervise our care farming ‘clients’. We need funding for disabled access to all parts of the farm, also for creation of wildlife garden surrounding our Reed Bed Sewage system. The future holds enormous opportunities for contracted care farming at Magdalen with groups and individuals, including day-care farm, garden and workshop experience for people with crime and anti-social problems, mental health problems, or physical impairments and children, young people and adults with learning difficulties. We already provide short term respite stays for groups of young carers and aim to provide longer placements for a variety of user groups.