Daisy & Dalila... & The Crew
Born: Spring 2016
Species: Chickens
Sex: Female
Personality: Fluffy and docile
Therapeutic Qualities: Soothing and tactile for laps and wheelchairs

Services: Farm & Mobile

Therapy Animals

Bambi
Born: July 12, 1997
Species: Palomino Miniature Horse
Sex: Female
Personality: She is a loving mumma to everyone
Therapeutic Qualities: Smoochie, gentle grounding presence

Services: Farm 

Nourishing Hearts

Sweet Pea
Born: April 13, 2015
Species: Calico Sheep
Sex:Female
Personality: A sweet little spirit who loves to be groomed
Therapeutic Qualities: Patiently calm, gentle and tactile

Services: Farm 

Barley
Born: September 6, 2015
Species: Angora Rabbit
Sex: Male
Personality: Curiously inquisitive but patiently calm
Therapeutic Qualities: Fluffy and soothing for laps and wheelchairs

Services: Farm & Mobile

Julie Casey MSW, DSW, RSW

Wellness Care Farm

The Therapy  Team

Butternut
Born: March 1, 2014
Species: African Pygmy Goat
Sex: Wether (castrated male)
Personality: He just loves to be the centre of attention
Therapeutic Qualities: Assertive and challenges boundaries

​Services: Farm 



Tim Casey PSW

Julie’s educational background includes a Personal Support Worker certificate, Developmental Service Worker diploma, and both Bachelor and Master of Social Work degrees. Julie has enjoyed over 17 years working in a variety of community and private care settings, supporting individuals and families across the lifespan from children to seniors including multi-cultural backgrounds and people with different abilities. Julie's area of practice 

include adults and children with an acquired and/or developmental disability; grief, trauma and post trauma growth; depression, anxiety and emotional regulation; self-identity, compassion and personal growth. She is also an EAGALA certified mental health professional and has additional training in dementia, hospice/palliative care and Indigenous Cultural Safety Training.



Tim, now a cabinet maker by trade, has enjoyed various experiences over the years, in the culinary industry, agriculture, animal husbandry, forestry and land management. He also has extensive social service experience as a personal support worker and mental health professional caring for adults living with chronic health conditions, mental health challenges and both acquired and developmental disabilities. Tim is also a talented musician and wood working artist.

Throughout their lives they have enjoyed the care of farm animals, wild foraging and food cultivation while also recognizing a growing need for nature-based, therapeutic farming and animal-assisted services that promote the health and well-being for individuals, families and communities of all ages and abilities.  They recently fulfilled their dream to return to a farm lifestyle where they live with many hoofed and pawed companions. Together they have created Nourishing Hearts Wellness Care Farm, a safe place where they can share their passions and support others so they too can live a life of meaning, participation and happiness.


Julie Casey MSW, RSW

 Nourishing Hearts Wellness Care Farm has evolved out of

Tim and Julie's own personal farming and social service experiences. 

Nutmeg
Born: March 8, 2014
Species: African Pygmy X Nigerian Dwarf Goat
Sex: Whether (Castrated Male)
Personality: Sweet and inquisitive dear little fellow 
Therapeutic Qualities: Energetically curious and engaging

Services: Farm 

Blossom

Born: March 4, 2016
Species: Fainting X Boar Goat
Sex:Female
Personality: A wild and fun loving spirit 
Therapeutic Qualities: Energetic and inquisitive

Services: Farm 

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