Nature-based education for children
We believe that the process of working with nature helps people to see themselves in a new light and teaches an awareness of, respect for, and love of themselves, others, and the natural world.
We connect people to communities of care where we find friendship, purpose, and joy, and discover our capacity for healing by working practically with our hands and living close to the rhythms of the natural world.
The idea is a revolutionary break from the usual pattern, and one which caters to the whole person – mind, body and soul. I believe it may hold the key to progress in areas where we have hitherto struggled; and bring richness into the lives of children of all ages, patients of many kinds, and those simply needing refreshment because of the burdens of their office. That would be my hope – our hope – and perhaps I may dare that it might be the hope of us all.
Fathom is exemplary of the kind of community-based social enterprise that can bridge the gap between statutory providers like the NHS and local communities and I wholeheartedly support their work.