The Nurture Farm
Huckleberries Nurture Farm offers emotionally troubled children and those going through tough times, a place to belong, connect, grow, and recover. As the first Nurture Farm in the UK, we’ve taken the nurture group model into the outdoors, intertwining the principles of green social care, cultural wisdom from Indigenous Peoples on raising children, and mindfulness practices.
We offer the magical combination of nature-based child-led learning, connecting with animals, nature and each other in our beautiful, rural, outdoor setting, to rekindle the capacity that every child is born with – to be curious about their world, take risks, see failing as learning, and be resilient, so they can learn to love who they are and be their authentic self.
We do this by cultivating a sense of belonging, so that children feel safe and secure, and therefore are able to master new skills, develop a sense of autonomy and responsibility, which enables them to develop their self-control and self-confidence, so they can reap the benefits of giving back to others, cultivating a sense of compassion, empathy and gratitude.
We help children to develop skills to be more mindful, to understand and develop their character strengths, adjust how they think about and respond to life’s challenges, and so enhance their emotional well-being and resilience. Most importantly, at Huckleberries we use the curative potential of animal and human interactions, so the children realise they are held in the hearts and minds of each other, which has a powerful influence on their journey.