Ballinasloe, Co. Galway witnessed a remarkable turnout on Monday, May 29th, as Blatnaid Gallagher’s Farm hosted a Social Farm Open Day.
The event was organized by Social Farming Ireland, who promote social farming: a practice that provides individuals who use services with the opportunity to engage in day-to-day farm activities, fostering inclusion, self-esteem, and improved health and well-being.
It provides individuals facing social, physical, mental, or intellectual challenges with the chance to engage in a nurturing and inclusive setting on a family farm.
Minister Anne Rabbitte was present to show her dedicated support to this wonderful initiative.
Farmers, service providers, and enthusiasts flocked to the event, eager to learn and promote the transformative impact of social farming. The Open Day at Gallagher’s “Murray Meadows” farm showcased the immense benefits of social farming.
The event fostered meaningful conversations and served as a platform for knowledge-sharing, creating a united community committed to advocating for social farming’s expansion and its positive impact on individuals’ lives.
Social Farming Ireland are hosting a number of Social Farming events this summer. Booking is essential and can be done here.