Eurig Evans from Fishguard will visit Italy
Eurig Evans from Fishguard currently contract rears dairy heifers and does relief milking on a neighbouring farm. A farm diversification venture in 2010 involved recycling quarried slate spoil to produce decorative slate products. His most recent venture has developed from another part time role supporting the development of individuals with autism and learning difficulties by using a wide range of activities incorporating nature based activities.
Supported though his membership of a Farming Connect Agrisgôp group earlier this year, Eurig is currently in the process of registering as a Care Farm. Eurig hopes Gwaun Care Farm will be fully operational this summer.
He is currently contracted to host one young person on farm one day a week. He will visit the San Patrignano care farm in Italy, sector leaders who offer specialist rehabilitation methods tailored to suit individual needs, enabling residents rehabilitation and the chance to regain their confidence within society.
“I plan to grow the Care Farm and its activities, offering a greater range of learning opportunities for individuals and have already invested in some dairy sheep.
“I am also planning to develop woodland activities and green woodworking workshops, incorporating these into other nature based activities to offer a holistic learning environment,” says Eurig.
There is significant demand for care farms in Wales according to both many local health boards and county councils. Eurig believes this could offer some farm businesses the opportunity to respond and meet those needs.
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