BEARDWOOD NATURAL LIVING PROJECT
We run a variety projects and events throughout the year. Some of our community projects are fully funded and free to eligible participants. We also have a great selection of other events and courses on offer.
Lifeforce Recovery Project
Working in partnership with the Derbyshire Recovery Partnership and Derbyshire County Council. this is a fully funded project for those aiming for, or in recovery from alcohol or substance misuse. We connect with nature by getting involved in a variety of rural and farming activities such as animal care, conservation, gardening, cooking with farm produce, construction, walks and mindfulness amongst others. The project offers a great support network and provides an advice service and one to one counselling for those who may benefit from this. The project runs every Friday from 10am - 4.30pm. Free transport is provided within the High Peak. The project is open for referrals. Informal visits are welcome by arrangement.
Care Farming Opportunities for Adults with Learning Difficulties
We provide practical work based activities to help people with learning difficulties develop to the best of their individual abilities, to make choices and to take part in everyday life. Participants take part in a variety of activities such as animal care, farm maintenance, woodland crafts, habitat conservation and gardening. We also engage in fun team activities such as welly wanging and boule and can also provide a venue for overnight camps. Connecting with nature in an outdoor environment is a great way to boost physical and mental wellbeing. 'Care Farming' is a term sometimes used to describe the therapeutic effects of working on farms for people with a variety of vulnerabilities. There is a daily fee for attendance, which can sometimes be covered by a personal care budget. Please contact us for more information. Taster days can be arranged.