Stewarding animals, farm, and nature
FarmWELL is an inclusive farm-based wellness program for adults. Taught by credentialed Carlisle staff and master gardeners, it is designed for adults to soak in the healing farm environment and participate in wellness activities appropriate for their interests and abilities. Participants engage in learning modules that follow the seasonal rhythms of nature and the farm environment including, animal interactions, horticulture, including accessible raised bed herb gardens, bee keeping, gentle nature walks, and guided relaxation/meditation. Relaxing in the sun beside the horse paddocks, watching the antics of spring lambs, or grooming a horse provide a sense of connection and renewal. These activities paired with the sights and smells of the farm engage all of the senses while offering opportunities for social interaction and gentle physical exercise. The benefits are far-reaching, such as improved circulation, mobility, positive feelings and awareness of our interconnectedness with the natural world..