In October 2018, Red Wiggler began a concerted effort to outreach to existing Care Farms in the Mid-Atlantic area by making site visits, creating a Care Farm database, and reaching out to those Care Farms.
In October 2018, Red Wiggler, in partnership with Future Harvest CASA, produced the first-ever Mid-Atlantic Care Farming Summit attracting over 70 attendees from 7 states and Italy. Together we shared information and resources and engaged as a Care Farming community. Watch the video here!
In post-summit survey results, 100% of participants indicated that they were interested in attending an annual regional Care Farm conference and that they were interested in sharing best practices and resources on a document portal.
Here is the agenda for the Mid-Atlantic Care Farming Summit:
In November 2019, in coordination with the Farm-Based Education Network, Red Wiggler sponsored a Social Care Farming Track during the Farm-Based Education Network Conference (FBEN Conference). As part of the organizing committee, we organized the Social Care Farming Track, hosted a Care Farming meet-up, and presented 2 sessions.
In February 2020, Red Wiggler presented at Pennsylvania-Based Sustainable Agriculture Association's (PASA) 2020 Sustainable Agriculture Conference as part of a panel exploring Therapeutic Farming.
Here is a list of Care Farm attendees at the 2018 Mid-Atlantic Care Farming Summit.
A Farm Less Ordinary from Bluemont, VA
Langton Green Inc from Annapolis, MD
Arcadia Food Inc from Washington, DC
Blawesome, LLC from Chapel Hill, NC
Living Classrooms Foundation from Baltimore, MD
Camphill Kimberton Village from Kimberton, PA
Loaves and Fishes Farm from Harrisburg, PA
Charles River Center from Wellesley, MA
Lynchburg Grows from Lynchburg, VA
Cura Personalis Project from Brookeville, MD
Peacehaven Community Farm from Whitsett, NC
Five Elements Farm from Worthington, PA
La Lanterna di Diogene from Bomporto, Italy
Full Pocket Farm from Montpelier, VA
Talmar, Inc from Baltimore, MD