Nick and Julie also run care-farming projects, which highlight and share good practice.

Some of the most recent projects include:

  • Skills for Care Farming 12 Staffordshire Farmers took part in a project where individual Care Farming business development plans were created and a portfolio of one day courses was offered- Marketing and Promotion, Activities for Care Farms, Teaching Skills for Care Farming, CEVAS and PTLLS (Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector) . Farmers were then equipped to set up their own Care Farms and
  • WELLIES Projects for people recovering from mental ill health- 10 or 12 week programmes- one day per week, where people try a range of different activities aimed at building confidence and self esteem and promoting skills for wellbeing. 
  • WELLIES 4 Work Projects for long term unemployed recovering from mental ill health and thinking about returning to work or volunteering.
  • WELLIES for European Learners- sharing the ethos of WELLIES and its techniques to European colleagues to use in their own countries.
  • WELLIES for My Time- a project for a group of learners from inner city Birmingham, many of which were asylum seekers/refugees. Being in the fresh air, taking gentle exercise, cooking and eating together in a relaxing and stimulating environment.
  • One-Day Workshops for Young People on a Princes Trust Challenge Programme and those who don’t respond to a classroom situation.
  • WELLIES Derbyshire. In partnership with The Farming Life Centre we trained 8 Peak District Farmers to host groups, plan activities, write funding bids and link into local networks.  We then ran a project for people recovering from mental ill health in partnership with Derbyshire Community Mental Health Team and the group of farmers who all supported each other and ran a wide variety of activities.