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

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

Project


Forest bathing in the Basque Country

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

Website (ES)


Training for innovation and entrepreneurship in Green Care

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
Photo: Green4C


EU Market Outlooks on Green Care

Market Outlooks for four Green Care sectors: Forest-based care; Social agriculture; Green care tourism; and Urban green care.

Reports


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

News

Photo: Green4C

Professional training and education: today’s challenge to boost the Green Care market

The Green4C project has published a series of Market Outlooks identifying the need for professional training and education as key

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