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Preface (18 kB)

Thematic studies

1. Theoretical models for research and program development in agriculture and health care: avoiding random acts of research (342 kB)
Paula Diane Relf (USA)

2. Contributions of natural elements and areas in residential environments to human health and well-being (47 kB)
Sjerp de Vries (The Netherlands)

3. Effects of interactions between humans and domesticated animals (54 kB)
Eddie A.M. Bokkers (The Netherlands)

4. People-plant interaction: the physiological, psychological and sociological effects of plants on people (72 kB)
Marjolein Elings (The Netherlands)

5. Social services as supplementary on-farm activity for mentally disabled people (75 kB)
Katja Vadnal and Katarina Košmelj (Slovenia)

6. The lay beliefs about Farming for Health (79 kB)
Elsa Fjeldavli (Norway)

7. The contribution of care farms to landscapes of the future: a challenge of multifunctional agriculture (51 kB)
Thomas van Elsen (Germany), Amelie Günther (Germany) and Bas Pedroli (The Netherlands)

8. Long-term care in Europe: an introduction (30 kB)
Piet F. Driest (The Netherlands)

Country studies

9. Green care in Norway: farms as a resource for the educational, health and social sector (70kB)
Lisbeth Haugan, Ragnhild Nyland, Elsa Fjeldavli, Toril Meistad and Bjarne O. Braastad (Norway)
Additional illustrations for Chapter 9

10. 'Nature and Health' in Sweden (39 kB)
Karin Abramsson and Carina Tenngart (Sweden)

11. Farming for Health in Finland (50 kB)
Ulla Partanen, Taina Lilja, Sirpa Kurppa And Katriina Soini (Finland)

12. Care farms and care gardens: horticulture as therapy in the UK (65 kB)
Joe Sempik and Jo Aldridge (United Kingdom)
Additional illustrations for Chapter 12

13. Farming for Health in The Netherlands (74 kB)
Marjolein Elings and Jan Hassink (The Netherlands)

14. Farming for Health - the situation in Flanders (51 kB)
Katrien Goris and Hilde Weckhuysen (Belgium)

15. Farming for Health: aspects from Germany (164 kB)
Konrad Neuberger, Ingrid Stephan, Robert Hermanowski, Albrecht Flake, Franz-Joseph Post, Thomas van Elsen (Germany)

16. INTEGRATION: youth welfare and sustainable development in Switzerland (117 kB)
Peter Frey, Susanne Frutig, Urs Kaltenrieder And Jörg Wetzel (Switzerland)
Additional illustrations for Chapter 16

17. Farming for Health in Austria: farms, horticultural therapy, animal-assisted therapy (63kB)
Georg Wiesinger, Fritz Neuhauser and Maria Putz (Austria)
Additional illustrations for Chapter 17

18. Farming for Health in Slovenia (110 kB)
Katja Vadnal (Slovenia)
Additional illustrations for Chapter 18

19. Farming and social-care combinations in Poland (143 kB)
Ewa Pawelczyk (Poland)

20. Farming for Health in Italy (130 kB)
Francesco di Iacovo, Saverio Senni and Jeanette de Kneght (Italy)

21. Agriculture and health care: the care of plants and animals for therapy and rehabilitation in the United States (147 kB)
Paula Diane Relf (USA)


22. Farming for Health across Europe: comparison between countries, and recommendations for a research and policy agenda (51 kB)
Jan Hassink and Majken van Dijk (The Netherlands)