Living Potential Care Farming: meeting community needs

Here at Carlshead Care Farm, between Leeds and Harrogate (Wetherby), Living Potential is at the heart of the community. We help you reach your potential using the living resources of the farm, enabling you to improve your health
and fitness and gain confidence in your individual contribution.
     Developing lifeskills and broadening horizons are built into your learning outcomes which can lead to qualifications on this beautiful 500 acre working farm. You can learn how to care for small animals, including guinea pigs, chickens and piglets and feed the other animals. We offer other activities such as allotment gardening, fishing and woodland walks and a programme of workshops.  
     As a member of the farm team you will be involved in deciding what activities, jobs or programs will be planned for the day and the weeks ahead. This might include indoor activities with a roaring fire in colder weather, making art or cooking with the produce from the farm. 

Living Potential is part of the CAREFARMING UK network and is moving towards full accreditation of the code of practice. Link to

City and Guilds qualifications coming soon through Seeds of Change

Research shows nature based interventions have hugely beneficial results

(BRAGG, R., ATKINS, G. 2016. A review of nature-based interventions for mental health care. Natural England Commissioned Reports, Number 204)

Tel: 07941 796370

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