How We Started

Skjerven Green Care Farm, Norway

After an academic trip to learn about alternative dementia care methods in Europe, Co-founder Erin pulled together a group of like-minded colleagues to begin exploring the idea of starting a Green care farm in the United States. After months of hard work and attending training workshops, the team put together a model and pitched it at the 2017 Innovation in Action Competition in March. The Evergreen Experience took third place in the competition winning $5,000, which the team used to start an LLC. The program successfully launched at Dawn Farm in July of 2017 with positive feedback and evaluations.  Our goal is to continue to grow and adapt our program throughout Michigan. 

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