Generate and Grow Connection

Nature Based Approach

We may forget, in the busyness of our lives, how we ourselves are part of the natural world, how embedded we are in the web of life, but when we slow down or stop, it comes back to us; we often can feel it. You may have a special place where you go, where it is easy to feel connected to the natural web of life through sounds, smells, the warmth or cool of the air.

Keeping in mind that what we do to the earth we do to ourselves, at Generation Farms we work in partnership with nature as well as horses. Guided by a relational awareness of the rest of nature in our decision-making and ethic of care we join with the natural cycles and locations to offer people opportunities to restore both calm and clarity in their lives. Our relational approach also opens opportunities for people to find their own way to care for and sustainably support the natural health of the earth that supports us.

As an underlying presence in the interdisciplinary approach used at Generation Farms the nature-based theory and practices we include are drawn from the works of Joanna Macy, the Kaplans, Arne Naess, Theodore Roszack, Jon Young, Richard Louv, Andy Fisher, Christopher Uhl, Michael Cohen, Starhawk and others. We bring an approach that is resourceful, integrative, restorative and healing. Nature helps restore attention, self-regulate, expand identity, increase healing, deepen relational connection and strengthen a secure base. Deepen your ability to listen to your own wisdom, join up with others and the earth so as to inform your next steps and take effective actions.


“We have received an inestimable gift. To be alive in this beautiful, self-organizing universe – to participate in the dance of life with senses to perceive it, lungs that breathe it, organs that draw nourishment from it – is a wonder beyond words. And it is, more-over, an extraordinary privilege to be accorded a human life, with this self-reflexive consciousness which brings awareness of our own actions and the ability to make choices. It lets us choose to take part in the healing of the world.”

-Joanna Macy