Wellness Care Farm

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

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 


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

Services: Farm 

Throughout her life Julie has enjoyed the care of farm animals and a love of nature. over the course of her career she 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.  Recently Julie fulfilled her dream to return to a farm lifestyle where she lives with many hoofed and pawed companions, to create Nourishing Hearts Wellness Care Farm, a safe place where she can share she passions and support others so they too can live a life of meaning, participation and happiness.

Julie Casey MSW, DSW, RSW

Julie Casey MSW, RSW

Nourishing Hearts

 Nourishing Hearts Wellness Care Farm has evolved out of

 Julie's own personal farming and social service experiences. 

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 

The Therapy  Team

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

Services: Farm 

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.

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 

Therapy Animals