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Gardening

A great way to stay healthy!

Gardening can have many health benefits for people with disabilities, and can provide a source of exercise, friendship, stimulation and relaxation. At Byron Care Farm we provide classes in container gardening that encourage  our participants to become capable growing their own plants. For people with disabilities, gardening may help to improve:

Communication and social skills – from being involved in groups and community activities

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  • Fitness – gardening is a great physical activity

  • Confidence – gardening helps to develop a range of new skills

  • Wellbeing – gardening is a great way to relax and reduce stress levels

  • Physical ability – through improved motor skills

  • Nutrition – gardening provides an opportunity to learn about healthy food

  • Knowledge – it’s a chance to learn about the environment and nature

  • Enjoyment of life – gardening is a wonderful leisure activity where tasks and routines can be varied and shared.

Arts &

Crafts

Stimulate the mind!

Enjoy decorating your pots, creating art for the garden and painting aspects of the Care Farm.

Activities include: 

  • Decorating pots

  • Garden art

  • Painting landscape

  • Painting still life

BEE KEEPING

& HONEY

A great way to stay healthy!

Learn how honeybees thrive in the hive. Get the buzz on how, and why, they produce the honey that humans love.

Activities include: 

  • ​​Introduction to Bee Hive setup 

  • Bee Hive maintenance

  • Bee requirements

  • Collection of honey

  • Safety around bees

 

Our onsite beehives are managed by Ballina Honey and are located on our property away from our participant area.

Chicken Husbandry

Looking after the chickens

Some people think that caring for pet chickens is complicated. However, even novice chicken keepers will find that caring for your flock can be easy. Your pet chickens will have the same basic needs as any other animal or pet. There are some tasks that will need to be handled on a daily basis to ensure their health, but there are also some tasks that should be performed on a monthly, yearly and seasonal basis to keep your hens and their coop happy and healthy.

Activities include: 

  • Daily chicken care requirements

  • Cleaning and dusting

  • Collection of eggs

  • Feeding and watering the flock

  • Monthly chicken care tasks

  • Bi-Annual chicken care tasks

  • Seasonal chicken care tasks