Green Care

Contact with forests and nature is increasingly acknowledged to have a positive impact on human health and wellbeing. 

Green Care is the range of activities that promotes physical and mental health and wellbeing through contact with nature. These include nature-based activities for recreation and health promotion and can also include targeted therapeutic or treatment interventions delivered by trained/qualified practitioners.

Innovative Green care initiatives are emerging within the bioeconomy including:

Green
exercicse

Forest
bathing

Nature
therapy

Social &
therapeutic
horticulture

Social
farming

Urban
gardening

Stories



Nature-based solutions for health, wellbeing & social inclusion

The complex picture of social innovation and entrepreneurship activities, future perspectives and relevant training opportunities currently offered by courses and institutions operating in Green Care.

Report


Nature-based solutions for health, wellbeing & social inclusion

Project: Green4C aims to increase innovation capacity to promote nature-based solutions for health, well-being, and social inclusion.

13.07.21


What is social farming?

Social farming offers people who are socially, physically, mentally or intellectually disadvantaged the opportunity to spend time on a family farm in a healthy, supportive and inclusive environment.

Website


Forest bathing in the Basque Country

Basoalde Elkartea is an association of forest bathing guides located in the north of Spain.

Website (ES)
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