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    Kansen Onderwijs-zorgboerderij in beeld gebracht
    Veen, Esther ; Hassink, Jan - \ 2020

    De onderwijs-zorgboerderij: een kansrijk traject om uitgevallen leerlingen terug naar school te begeleiden uit Nieuwsbrief Federatie Landbouw en Zorg:

    Dit is naar aanleiding van het wetenschapswinkelproject Leerarrangementen in het Groen:

    Caring agricultural and food practices
    Hassink, J. ; Moriggi, Angela ; Senni, Saverio ; Hense, Elisabeth ; Moor, Dries de - \ 2020
    In: Routledge Handbook of sustainable and regenerative food systems / Duncan, Jessica, Carolan, Michael, Wiskerke, Johannes S.C., Routledge Taylor & Francis Group - ISBN 9781138608047 - p. 126 - 140.
    We explore and analyse caring regenerative agricultural practices using care ethics as a valuable tool. We define care as the ability to being responsible for, attending to, being concerned for or about, and paying watchful attention to the object of care. Following Tronto, caring includes everything we do to maintain, continue, and repair our world so that we can live in it, looking for the needs not only of ourselves but also of our environment. We focus on potentially promising caring practices like community supported agriculture, urban agriculture, care and social farming, and organic and biological-dynamic farming. The empirical cases in the Netherlands and Italy described are guided by social justice, cooperation, respectful relationships, inclusion, and education. We describe how care for the community, vulnerable citizens, the environment, farm animals, and food is practised. Challenges farmers are facing are related to access to land, budgets, and dealing with the conventional system. An important question is to what extent these caring practices can influence the dominant agricultural and food systems and help to stimulate the transition towards regenerative agricultural and food practices.
    Groene dagbesteding in de stad: een levendige plek voor mensen met dementie
    Bruin, Simone De; Buist, Yvette ; Hassink, Jan ; Vaandrager, Lenneke - \ 2020
    Mens & Maatschappij 95 (2020)2. - ISSN 0025-9454 - p. 151 - 154.
    De waarde en het perspectief van Stichting Mijn tuin Jouw tuin
    Hassink, Jan - \ 2020
    Wageningen : Wageningen University & Research, Wetenschapswinkel (Rapport / Wageningen University & Research Wetenschapswinkel 360) - ISBN 9789463954068 - 22
    The Care Farming Sector in The Netherlands: A Reflection on Its Developments and Promising Innovations
    Hassink, Jan ; Agricola, Herman ; Veen, Esther J. ; Pijpker, Roald ; Bruin, Simone R. De; Meulen, Harold A.B. van der; Plug, Lana B. - \ 2020
    Sustainability 12 (2020)9. - ISSN 2071-1050
    This paper describes the development of care farming in the Netherlands, one of the pioneering countries in this sector, where care farming has developed into a very diverse sector, with some farmers focussing primarily on agricultural production and others more specifically on providing care services. Care farms are increasingly open to a diversity of participants. The sector has become professionalised with the establishment of strong regional organisations and a steady growth increase in revenues, providing employment opportunities and boosting the economy of rural areas. In this paper, we highlight two promising innovations in care farming: education for school dropouts and the establishment of social farming activities in cities. These innovations face the challenge of connecting not only the agricultural and care sectors, but also the educational sector and the urban context. Initiators face a number of challenges, like trying to embed their activities in the educational sector, a mismatch in regulations and a lack of legitimacy in the case of education on care farms, as well as problems gaining access to land and a lack of recognition in the case of social farming in urban areas. However, the prospects are promising in both cases, because they match the changing demands in Dutch society and are able to integrate social, ecological and economic benefits. View Full-Text
    Care farming for people with dementia; what can healthcare leaders learn from this innovative care concept?
    Bruin, Simone R. de; Pedersen, Ingeborg ; Eriksen, Siren ; Hassink, Jan ; Vaandrager, Lenneke ; Patil, Grete Grindal - \ 2020
    Journal of Healthcare Leadership 12 (2020). - ISSN 1179-3201 - p. 11 - 18.
    Care farms - Dementia care - Green care - Innovation - Person-centered care

    There is growing recognition that traditional dementia care models fall short for people with dementia and their family caregivers. This has led to a call for new dementia care approaches. In response to this call, innovations in long-term dementia care are taking place both in the community and in residential care. One of these innovations is the care concept called “care farming.” Care farms are farms that combine agricultural activities with care and support services for a variety of client groups, including people with dementia. Although the concept is being implemented in an increasing number of countries, the Netherlands and Norway are still front-runners in providing and researching this innovative dementia care approach. Over the last couple of years, several research projects have been carried out in these countries addressing a wide range of issues related to dementia care provision at care farms and using a wide range of research methods. This paper synthesizes the knowledge that has been generated in these research projects. By sharing the knowledge obtained in the Netherlands and Norway, we hope to inspire leaders in healthcare undertaking similar efforts to innovate care for the increasing number of people with dementia. By providing starting-points for future research, we additionally hope to contribute to a research agenda to further advance the field.

    Biodiversity and food systems
    Arets, Eric ; Andeweg, Karin ; Conijn, Sjaak ; Hassink, Jan ; Hiemstra, Sipke Joost ; Klapwijk, Lotte ; Lahr, Joost ; Rooijen, Nils van; Wösten, Henk ; Zijlstra, Jelle - \ 2019
    Food systems and biodiversity : Progress and output 2019
    Arets, E.J.M.M. ; Andeweg, K. ; Conijn, J.G. ; Hassink, J. ; Hiemstra, S.J. ; Klapwijk, C.J. ; Lahr, J. ; Rooijen, Nils van; Wosten, J.H.M. ; Zijlstra, J. - \ 2019
    Wageningen Environmental Research - 21 p.
    Exploring the Development of Care Farming in South Korea
    Cho, Yewon ; Hassink, Jan ; Vaandrager, Lenneke - \ 2019
    Korean Journal of Agricultural Management and Policy 46 (2019)3. - ISSN 1229-9154 - p. 420 - 443.
    The positive effects of green care on human health are well acknowledged.
    As one of the green care types, care farming is novel practice, which
    combines agricultural production and providing care to people with
    different types of disabilities. In South Korea, care farming is relatively new.
    Initiatives have been taken by innovative farmers and social workers. This
    study provides a comprehensive understanding of the current status of care
    farming in South Korea and suggestions for further development of the field. The characteristics of care farming, and the experiences and perceived
    challenges of care farmers in South Korea were studied through 10 semistructured interviews. The majority of South Korean care farm users are
    people with intellectual disabilities. Financial problems are one of the crucial challenges threatening the sustenance of care farming. Care farming in South Korea lacks a clear orientation and description. Respondents indicated that proper regulations and agreements on the focus of care
    farming would significantly contribute to the development of care farming.
    The successful development of horticultural therapy in South Korea can
    serve as an inspiration
    'I want to make myself useful': The value of nature-based adult day services in urban areas for people with dementia and their family carers
    Bruin, Simone R. de; Buist, Yvette ; Hassink, Jan ; Vaandrager, Lenneke - \ 2019
    Ageing and Society (2019). - ISSN 0144-686X
    adult day services - care farm - dementia - family carers - green care - nature-based services

    Nature-based adult day services (ADSs) in urban areas are relatively new services in the Netherlands. Since knowledge about these services is still scarce, this study aimed to elucidate their value for people with dementia and their family carers in terms of health and wellbeing. We interviewed 39 people with dementia attending nature-based ADSs in urban areas and their family carers, and 17 providers of these services. Respondents indicated that nature-based ADSs in urban areas positively affected the health and wellbeing of people with dementia. According to them, these services support contact with nature and animals, activity engagement, physical activity, structure, social interactions, healthy eating, a sense of meaning in life and a focus on normal daily life. Respondents further indicated that these services stimulate respite, reassurance and maintenance of family carers' own activities and social contacts. We conclude that nature-based ADSs in urban areas have a wide range of benefits that might affect the health and wellbeing of people with dementia and their family carers. Worldwide, demand is growing for innovative practices in dementia care. It is therefore worthwhile monitoring the development of dementia care innovations, such as nature-based ADSs, and for countries to exchange lessons learned from these services.

    Characteristics and Challenges for the Development of Nature-Based Adult Day Services in Urban Areas for People with Dementia and Their Family Caregivers
    Hassink, Jan ; Vaandrager, Lenneke ; Buist, Yvette ; Bruin, Simone De - \ 2019
    International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 16 (2019)8. - ISSN 1660-4601
    Nature-based adult day services (ADSs) for people with dementia (PwD) are well-known in rural areas. In recent years, a number of providers have started offering these services in urban contexts, e.g., in city farms and community gardens, where people with dementia participate in outdoor activities, such as gardening and caring for animals. At the moment, little is known about these services within an urban context, and the aim of this study is to characterize different types of nature-based ADSs in urban areas for PwD living at home, as well as to identify general and specific challenges with regard to the development of different types of ADSs. An inventory was carried out and 17 ADS providers in urban areas were interviewed about their initiatives, settings, client groups, motivations for starting their nature-based ADS, and their experiences with, competences for, and funding of urban nature-based ADS. The interviews were recorded, transcribed verbatim and thematically analyzed. Five types of nature-based ADSs were identified: (1) services offered by social entrepreneurs, (2) nursing homes opening their garden to people with dementia, (3) social care organization setting up nature-based, (4) community garden set up by citizens, and (5) hybrid initiatives. Common activities were gardening, preparing meals, and taking care of farm animals. The main activities organized by nursing homes included sitting and walking in the garden and attending presentations and excursions. General challenges included the availability of green urban spaces and acquiring funding for the nature-based services. Initiatives of social entrepreneurs depended strongly on their commitment. Challenges for nursing homes included a lack of commitment among nursing staff, involvement of PwD living at home and a lack of interaction with the neighborhood. Volunteers played a key role in the initiatives organized by social care organizations and in community gardens. However, it was a major challenge to find volunteers who know enough about care and gardening. Specific challenges for the hybrid types were related to differences in work culture between social entrepreneurs and care organizations. Different types of care-oriented and community-oriented nature-based adult day services in urban areas for people with dementia have been developed, facing different types of challenges. Care oriented initiatives like nursing homes opening their garden focus on risk prevention and their nature-based services tended to be less diverse and stimulating for people with dementia living at home. Collaboration between such care-oriented initiatives with initiatives of other types of organizations or social entrepreneurs can lead to more appealing community-oriented nature-based services.
    The art of bonding: informational capital in Dutch green urban citizens’ initiatives
    Dam, Rosalie van; Salverda, Irini ; Hassink, Jan ; Vaandrager, Lenneke ; Wentink, Carlijn - \ 2019
    Community Development Journal 54 (2019)3. - ISSN 0010-3802 - p. 463 - 481.
    Today’s western society is characterized by a transition towards self-organization by citizens in communities. Increasingly, societal problems are addressed by groups of citizens who take action to find concrete solutions. A second feature of western society is that it is an information society in which information and communication play a key role. In this paper, we analyse how these two societal trends come together at the community level. Applying a relational and contingent perspective to how green urban citizens’ initiatives develop, we look into the role of information in their interactions with other people, organizations and institutions. We analyse the mechanisms whereby information plays a role in the citizens’ initiatives. This leads to the conclusion that informational capital is fundamental to the realization of citizens’ initiatives and that informational capital is generated, identified, used and enlarged through the relational strategies of bonding, bridging and linking. It is a process that works in both ways and reinforces citizens’ initiatives.
    Enriching the multi-level perspective by better understanding agency and challenges associated with interactions across system boundaries. The case of care farming in the Netherlands : Multifunctional agriculture meets health care
    Hassink, Jan ; Grin, John ; Hulsink, Willem - \ 2018
    Journal of Rural Studies 57 (2018). - ISSN 0743-0167 - p. 186 - 196.
    Care farming - Entrepreneurship - Legitimacy - Multi-functional agriculture - Multi-level perspective - Transition theory

    The multi-level perspective (MLP) is broadly and successfully used as a framework for understanding transitions. However several aspects need more attention like agency, interactions across system boundaries and multi-regime interactions. We used our detailed and contextualized knowledge and analysis of the developing care farming sector in the Netherlands to increase our understanding of the role of agency and challenges and successful strategies of actors associated with interactions across system boundaries. We used entrepreneurship, institutional entrepreneurship and social movement theory to better understand agency in MLP. Connecting separated sectors, overcoming lack of legitimacy, lack of embeddedness and dealing with different logics were challenges associated with the care farm innovation that transcends system boundaries. Actors with a dual identity and combining entrepreneurial and institutional behavior and actors connecting with embedded actors with corresponding logics were important in overcoming these challenges.

    Ruimschoots bewezen: natuur is gezond!
    Hassink, J. ; Vaandrager, L. - \ 2018

    Infographic met betrekking tot de relatie tussen groen en gezondheid

    Nature-based Dementia Care : Innovative Adult Day Services for People with Dementia in the Netherlands
    Bruin, S.R. de; Buist, Y. ; Vaandrager, L. ; Hassink, J. - \ 2018
    Innovation in aging 2 (2018)suppl. 1. - p. 372 - 373.
    Publiekssamenvatting Groene dagbesteding in de stad : Een levendige plek voor mensen met dementie
    Buist, Y. ; Bruin, S. de; Vaandrager, L. ; Hassink, J. - \ 2018
    Wageningen : Wageningen University & Research - 2 p.
    health - well-being - plantations - day care - social care farms
    Groene dagbesteding in de stad: een levendige plek voor mensen met dementie : Factsheet
    Buist, Y. ; Bruin, S. de; Vaandrager, L. ; Hassink, J. - \ 2018
    Wageningen : Wageningen University & Research - 17 p.
    health - well-being - nature - agriculture - participation
    Aan de slag met groene dagbesteding in de stad voor mensen met dementie
    Hassink, J. ; Vaandrager, L. ; Bruin, S. de; Buist, Y. - \ 2018
    Wageningen : Wageningen University & Research - 7 p.
    participation - health - well-being - care - greening - nature
    Transformative leadership and contextual change
    Grin, John ; Hassink, Jan ; Karadzic, Vanja ; Moors, Ellen H.M. - \ 2018
    Sustainability 10 (2018)7. - ISSN 2071-1050
    Innovation systems - Leadership - Relational leadership - Transformative leadership - Transitions - Value co-creation

    Transitions to deal with the grand challenges of contemporary societies require novel kinds of leadership, which can both stimulate novel organizational practices and changes in practices and structures in the organization's context. This article seeks to understand how (changes in) the external structural context may influence organizational-internal transformative leadership and vice versa, and what kind of work is implied in leadership to transform current business models. It uses notions from literature on relational leadership and transformative leadership as sensitizing concepts. It then explores the leadership work in two case studies, on fishing in Portugal and care farming in the Netherlands. We find a dialectic interplay of the interactions between leaders and others on the one hand, and contextual changes on the other. Using a system-building perspective from innovation system literature, that interaction is driven by the quest to establish legitimacy and market formation and acceptance, knowledge and other resources for innovations.

    Factsheet Betekenis van zorgboerderijen voor verschillende doelgroepen
    Hassink, J. ; Bruin, Simone de; Verbeek, Hilde ; Buist, Yvette - \ 2018
    Wageningen : Wageningen University & Research - 7 p.
    well-being - care - greening - urban areas - health - education - cooperation - social care farms
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