based on work by Paula Diane Relf in
“Agriculture and Health Care” and on
“Green Care: A Conceptual Framework”
In Europe and much of the rest of the English-speaking world terms like Green Care, Farm Care and Farming for Health are well known and repre-sent a growing movement. That movement involves farmers and the health-care community working together to create an environment in which the care and nurturing of plants and animals is an important aspect of therapy for disadvantaged individuals. A key element of this movement is that this therapy takes place in the context of a profitable agricultural business (the farm). This transcends therapy using outdoor experiences that provide na-ture opportunities without the personal responsibility of caring for nature.