Material, Links, Networks

material, links, networks

International projects in the field of social farming:

MAIE- Multifunctional Agriculture in Europe
Bio Thüringen

Green4C (Green for Care)

Professional and personal empowerment in social farming:

Inclusive Farming:

Farming for Health:

Urban gardens for the social integration of migrants:


FARMID – FARming as an employment opportunity for people with Mild Intellectual Disability (

Farcura-fostering inclusion through social farming:

SoEngage Plus:

Sustainable Wellbeing Entrepreneurship for Diversification in Agriculture:

National social farming organizations:

Federation of Care Farmers in The Netherlands

Care Farms Flanders

Social Farms and Gardens, UK,

Social Farming, Germany,

Social Farming, Czechia,

Social Farming, Hungary,

Social Farming and Green Care, Austria,

Green Care, Austria,

Social Farming, Norway,

BAGLoB, Germany,

Social Farming, Slovakia,

Social and therapeutic Farming, France,
Réseau Astra – Agriculture Sociale et Thérapeutique en Région Auvergne-Rhône Alpes (

Social Farming, Ireland

Care Farming in Switzerland:

Key literature:


Bayrische Landesanstalt für Landwirtschaft (2016) Soziale Landwirtschaft. Eine Einkommensmöglichkeit mit sozialem Anspruch – Leitfaden für landwirtschaftliche Betriebe in Bayern, München. à

Limbrunner, Alfons/van Elsen, Tomas (ed.): Boden unter den Füßen. Grüne Sozialarbeit – Soziale Landwirtschaft – Social Farming, Weinheim and Basel 2013.


Elings, Marjolein: Effects of care farms. Scientific research on the benefits of care farm clients. Wageningen: Plant Research International, 2012.

Murray, Jenni/Wickramasekera, Nyantara/Elings, Marjolein/Bragg, Rachel/Brennan, Cathy/Richardson, Zoe/Wright, Judy/Llorente, Marina G./Cade, Janet/Shickle, Darren/Tubeuf, Sandy/Elsey, Helen: The impact of care farms on quality of live, depression and anxiety among different population groups: A systematic review, Campbell Systematic Reviews 2019.

Gallis, Christos (ed.): Green Care: For Human Therapy, Social Innovation, Rural Economy, and Education. Nova Science Publishers New York, 2013.

 Hassink, Jan, Marjken van Dijk (eds.): Farming for Health: Green Care Farming across Europe and the United States of America. Springer, Dordrecht 2006.

 Hans Wydler und Rachel Picard: Care Farming, Social Services in Agriculture, Agrarforschung Schweiz 1 (1): 4–9, 2010.

SoFI (2018) Social Farming and youth work: Relevance, benefits and pathways. Drumshanbo, Social Farming Ireland.

SoFI (2019) Social Farming and Mental Health Services. Drumshanbo, Social Farming Ireland.

SoFI (2019) Social Farming and Intellectual Disability Services. Drumshanbo, Social Farming Ireland.


Chovanec, Tomáš, Eliška Hudcová a Jan Moudrý. Sociální zemědělství, představení konceptu. Praha: Ministerstvo zemědělství ČR, 2015. ISBN 978-80-7434-213-4.

Hudcová, Eliška, Milada Šťastná, Jan Moudrý a Tomáš Chovanec. Příručka pro zemědělce a veřejnou správu v oblasti podpory a realizace sociálního zemědělství v ČR. Praha: Státní zemědělský intervenční fond, a.s, 2019.