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Farming for Health: aspects from Germany

Neuberger, Konrad; Stephan, Ingrid; Hermanowski, Robert; Flake, Albrecht; Post, Franz-Joseph; van Elsen, Thomas;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2006
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Abstract
Until now, the term 'Farming for Health' is unknown in Germany but it would cover a wide spectrum of different kinds of social agriculture already existing in Germany, such as farms that integrate disabled people or drug therapy into their farming system, or farms that integrate children, pupils or older people. Relevant work in Germany is done in 'Sheltered Workshops', where supporting and healing powers of farming and gardening are used for disabled people with a diversity of work possibilities. Relevant activities also take place in work-therapy departments using horticultural therapy and in animal- assisted therapy. There are an estimated number of 1000 diff...
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free text keywords: Environmental resource management, business.industry, business, Geography, Recreation, Work schedule, Cultural landscape, Marketing, Horticultural therapy, Multitude, Agriculture, Cash crop, Assisted therapy, Landscape and recreation, Biodiversity and ecosystem services, Social aspects
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