Welcome to our 'Pathways Range'!
We have designed and created a new product range inspired by Pathways Care Farm. When you purchase any of the products from our Pathways Range, 10% of all funds received will be donated to Pathways Care Farm.
Continue reading to learn more about Pathways Care Farm...
About Pathways Care Farm
Pathways Care Farm sits on a beautiful 13-acre site in north Lowestoft, Suffolk, and has been a working farm since the 19th century.
In more recent times the farm has been largely unused but, with the construction of a new section of the A12, an opportunity has presented itself to return the site to its roots.
It includes everything you’d expect with a cluster of farm buildings at its entrance which gives way to two adjacent fields with a further grassy pasture at its northern limit.
In days long gone, farms (along with schools, pubs and the church) were at the heart of many communities, particularly in the rural areas. We want to get back to those roots and restore this crucial element of sharing community by bringing people together who are in need of support and improving both physical and mental health and well-being.
In a modern life with increased pressures on members of society, experiencing the great outdoors is life-changing and enhancing. It may be hard work for some of the time, but it is structured and guided, it stretches and challenges each individual in an appropriate manner and almost always leads to better mood and appetite, better sleep patterns and a sense of personal satisfaction in something worthwhile having been achieved.
Each co-worker is an individual and our plan for each reflects his or hers wants and needs.
What is a care farm? & Our connection to care farms
We all know what a farm is. It’s predominantly an outdoor space where animals and crops will grow to feed the population and provide a living for the farmer and their family.
A care farm is exactly the same but, instead of providing a living for a farmer, it seeks to improve the well-being of vulnerable people through farming. This might include activities such as planting vegetables, helping to restore a barn, animal husbandry or machinery maintenance.
Pathways Care Farm provide for those with mental health issues, learning difficulties or those on a rehabilitative programme.
How does it help?
There is a well-established and growing body of evidence that shows that spending time hands-on with plants and animals can make a noticeable difference to your well-being. Some of the benefits include:
Improved social interaction
Developing awareness of well-being
Working individually and as part of a team
Preventing deterioration in many conditions
Seeking paid employment or voluntary work
It confirms something that we already knew. Time spent with other people in a natural environment where you can learn and grow will only do you good.
Our connection to pathways!
At Fizz of Essence, we strive in creating products that are green for the planet, ethical, vegan & vegetarian friendly and yet affordable. We have recently discovered 'Pathways Care Farm', and have seen the great impact they have on people within society, as well as having high morals for the standard of eco friendly living. 'Pathways Care Farm' is a local farm to our small business with great ethics for helping people, animals and plants. As many of you know, at Fizz of Essence we also are big advocates for supporting mental health, this care farm offers routes to improving your mental health you may not have thought of before! This is why we have 'Pathways Care Farm' as our chosen charity to donate 10% of our funds, from this range, to them - to help the lovely people who volunteer, the animals, plants and supporting mental health.
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