Wellness Care Farm
Located in Rodney, Ontario, Canada, Nourishing Hearts Wellness Care Farm cares for people by caring for animals and nature. Nourishing Hearts provides a safe environment for people of all ages and abilities to heal and growth while also providing a reprieve from daily stress.
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Nourishing Hearts is an innovative and unique therapeutic farm that delivers a wide spectrum of health, social and educational care services to both the public and to vulnerable groups of people – including those experiencing depression, anxiety and trauma; adults and children with physical, developmental and learning disabilities.
Nourishing Hearts brings together the care of the land and animals with care of people, in a setting where they feel safe and respected while engaging in meaningful activities. The paddocks, meadow, and gardens provides the safe, encouraging and natural environment to spark connections and participation in ecological activities that promote health and well-being. Canadian Parks Council states “Personal connections with the natural world are powerful. These connections are critical to our health and social well-being. They nurture our vitality and creativity, and they encourage ties with the land that are centuries old. There is growing recognition that North Americans are suffering from “nature-deficit disorder,” the term used to describe the adverse and societal impacts of disconnecting from nature.”