Revival of the KETHEA-ITHAKI Farm
THERAPY CENTRE FOR DEPENDENT INDIVIDUALS (KETHEA- ITHAKI)
The revival of the KETHEA-ITHAKI farm has been the goal of the grant. The objective has been for agricultural cultivation to take place on the farm with the involvement of members undergoing therapy, and for agricultural goods to be produced in order to cover KETHEA’s needs. In 2016 cereals, vegetables and fruit were grown. The cultivation was organic and it was certified by BioHellas. The products covered part of KETHEA’s needs, with another portion being made available to Social Reintegration members and soup kitchens or sold under the rubric of “Community Supported Agriculture”. As far as the processing of the production is concerned, the wheat was milled to make bread for the KETHEA therapeutic communities, and the tomatoes were likewise utilised.
The value of the farm revival project is not limited to material production and creative employment of a number of people, but extends to the more general social message “we produce the food we eat”.
- 3 participants in the Social Reintegration project were employed in production, completing paid apprenticeships.
- During the harvests of July, August and September 2016 there was participation in the group from 15 members of the Therapeutic Community and a 10-member team from the shelter for unaccompanied refugee minors that is operated by ARSIS in Sindos, Thessaloniki.
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