What is a Care Farm?
Amitola Care Farm is a safe place where women and children can come and reconnect to animals, nature and themselves. It is a farm where we have people and animals living in harmony with nature, a safe space that offers compassion, connection and creativity. We plant the plants, and harvest the fruits and veggies, but we do it all in harmony with nature using permaculture principles. All our farmed animals are rescues who will get to live natural lives and to express their natural behaviors.
Care farms are very popular in Europe. There are literally thousands of them in Western Europe, but as far as we know, there is only a few in the United States. Traditionally, care farms are farms that welcome people to come and heal by participating in farm activities in whatever way they can. The very act of participating, being included, being in nature, and having a meaningful task to accomplish can be incredibly healing. We want to offer this to women and young people that have been affected by trauma, with a particular focus towards abuse, grief or loss.
Amitola Care Farm is meant to be an inspiration and a place of empowerment for everyone. We would love to have you join our Amitola Care Farm family. We invite you to follow us on Facebook to keep up to date on all the latest developments with this adventure.
Let’s make the world a better place by bringing the concept of care farming to the United States. Please email us at hello@norainnorainbows for more information on how you can join the care farming movement.
THERAPY ANIMAL VISITS DURING COVID - 19
No Rain, No Rainbows is aware of the rising numbers of women and children that are being impacted by abuse, addiction, fear, depression, isolation, anxiety, health and financial issues. We are committed to providing compassion, connection and creativity through our programs and the gentle, reassuring interaction with our Therapy Animals to those most in need during these unprecedented times.
While it is impossible to replace the emotional connection people share with the therapy animals, we recognize that there may be times when in-person meetings are impossible. We are working hard to create a digital Farm visit to connect our miniature therapy animals with non profit organizations, healthcare facilities, schools, and other institutions and individuals who could benefit from virtual content that expresses the power of the human-animal bond.
Our Team will submit inspirational videos, stories, and other engaging material that can be used by non profit organizations, schools, faith groups and others to use in their programming and lesson plans. If you are a facility representative, teachers, or individual who would like to utilize this content, please contact us with your request or inquiry.