SocialFARMS - Activities for Rural Management Services. A project co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.
BAYRAMIÇ - YENIKÖY
 
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INTRODUCTION

Bayramiç – Yeniköy farm has been providing social farming such as all kinds of natural rehabilitation activities of old and young people (social farming) and getting away from city life, integrating with nature, psychological purification for all. since April 2011. The farm was founded by trained farmers for social farming practices and serves for this purpose. The farm uses all areas outside the main building for this purpose.

There are 3 very well-trained farmers, a sociologist, a psychologist, a physician, a sports teacher and 2 staff members. Volunteers from many different professions are also employed.

  • Name and Surname: Mustafa Alper.
  • Birth Year: 11.02.1969.
  • Gender: Male.
  • Education: ÇOMÜ – Agriculture Department.
  • Address: Yeniköy Mevkii, Muratlar Köyü, Bayramiç / Çanakkale.
  • Farm Area (in ha): 5 ha.
  • Since: April, 2011.
  • No of workers: 9.

Website and social networks accounts:
http://www.bayramicyenikoy.com

Farm general description

Bayramiçyeniköy group is an attempt to establish a self-sufficient village by designing and implementing the Permaculture philosophy, protecting our local seeds, making natural farming practices, and sharing what they have learned and produced.

Services

Getting away from city life, integrating with nature, psychological purification for all.

Activities

All kinds of natural rehabilitation activities of old and young people (social farming).

Products

Sale of vegetables and animal products produced by elderly, young and disabled people throughout the year on the farm.

Social Farm Manager Role

Description of the social farm manager’s role:

Responsible for the daily planning, organisation, supervision and administration of activities.

a) social farm management +
b) design of social farm activities +
c) social farm future planning +

Social Farm Tutor Role

Tutors and volunteers working on the farm offer physical and mental training to the disabled
and the elderly.

a) social farm ongoing activities +
b) sharing of results and evaluation +

Relationships with Social/Health Services

Farm physician and physicians working voluntarily to provide treatment and guidance about simple health problems of participants.

a) social farm tutoring +
b) collaboration with social farm tutor and manager +

Relationships with families

The farm management organises courses related the rehabilitation of the disabled and carries out activities with the help of experts from major cities such as Çanakkale, İzmir, İstanbul and Bursa.

Relationships with Social Agriculture Networks

Partnerships with public institution: Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University (Agricultural, Education and Medical Faculties).

Partnerships with social cooperatives: Bayramiç Chamber of Agriculture, Çanakkale disabled life association.

Relationships with families and associations: The farm management organises courses related to the rehabilitation of the disabled and carries out activities with the help of experts from major cities such as Çanakkale, İzmir, İstanbul and Bursa.

Future collaborations: The farm is open to new collaborations in the development of natural habitats and especially in the context of psychological rehabilitation.

Vision

Bayramiçyeniköy group is an attempt to establish a self-sufficient village by designing and implementing the Permaculture philosophy, protecting our local seeds, making natural farming practices, and sharing what they have learned and produced.

Development plan

A number of trained horses and dogs can be provided, difficulties in transportation must be resolved, inability to operate in winter.

Suggestions for managing a social farm

Creating a good team primarily and building a farm in an easily accessible area.