Social Farming

About the case

At Hoeve Klein Mariendaal, people with mental or physical disabilities can engage in day-to-day activities on a farm, ranging from caretaking of animals to cultivating fruit and vegetables. The program offers a nurturing environment to spend the day or to rehabilitate. The farms' crop is healthy and abundant, leaving an excess of produce for the taking. In this case, you will work on a new purpose for the excess produce, connecting the farm to the neighborhood and local restaurants.

About Hoeve Klein Mariendaal

Wether it is a physical condition, a burn-out or more severe mental disorder, at Hoeve Klein Mariendaal patients can spend their time in a meaningful way while working on their revalidation. All the normal tasks of a farm come to pass, such as taking care of the animals, working on the vegetable and fruit gardens and small repairs. The city farm operates in two ways: offering a revalidation program to those who are looking for physical work in a safe and understanding environment, while offering a beautiful landscape, farm and tearoom to the public.

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