The RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) is “an enlightenment organisation committed to finding innovative practical solutions to today’s social challenges”. The RSA orgnizes various public events. Videos, animation and short films of these inspiring talks are published at the website. Such as the talk by Michael Pollan “Food Rules for Healthy People and Plan“. Of this talk a very nice, awarded winning, short animated film has been made by Marija Jacimovic and Benoit Detalle:
Written by Sophie Hopkins, MSc student
Care farming is becoming increasingly popular and accepted as a health care service, particularly in the Netherlands where the main clients of care farming are the elderly, those suffering from mental health problems, children with autism and the mentally or physically handicapped. General definitions of care farming are a contentious issue as it is the individuality of care farms that seem to be appealing. However, accreditation schemes ensure clients of a certain standard of care without compromising the rural idyll that is attached to this care option.
Undertaken from an interpretive approach, I looked at the benefits or limitations of care farming to participants by examining their own experiences and perspectives. My case study was a mixed farm in Barneveld where people were incredibly helpful and welcoming. The focus was to provide an overview of all those involved in care farming, from the clients, to the staff, volunteers and family members, because I believed that it is not only the clients that experience care in this context. Continue reading