Red Wiggler Community Farm, USA
Andrea Barnhart has been a farm manager of a non-profit farm in the United States, Red Wiggler Community Farm. The farm employs adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It is a 12-acre certified organic vegetable farm that provides meaningful employment and healthy food for adults with developmental disabilities. Now celebrating its 25th year, Red Wiggler serves more than 325 adults with disabilities, 100 youth with disabilities and 400 youth without disabilities annually through its cross-functional Employment, Education, CSA, and Service-Learning Programs. As a special project of Red Wiggler, the Care Farming Network aims to be a catalyst for creating and sharing resources for Care Farms to be successful. The Care Farming Network advances the therapeutic use of farming practices by connecting new and established agricultural based programs to build capacity, increase quality, and provide technical support.