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CFWM uses commercial farms, woodlands, smallholdings and market gardens to boost mental and physical health through farming activity.
These farms, which have all passed the Countryside Educational Visits Accreditation Scheme, are at the heart of CFWM's pilot scheme which could see care farms rolled out in other parts of the UK should it prove a success.
Jon Dover, policy manager at CFWM, said: "It's already a proven concept in the Netherlands where they have about 1,000 care farms for a population of 15 million people.
Jon Dover, policy manager at Care Farming West Midlands (CFWM), said: "We are the first regional body to spread the practice and hope others will follow.
Advantage West Midlands has given pounds 414,000 to the CFWM project, which will deliver another four care farms by April 2010 and a further eight by April 2011.