Geriatric Natural Herbalism in a Toronto Seniors' Community: A feasibility study of social enterprise through green living and agro-ecological herbal plant production and distribution
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This research paper describes a feasibility study of a possible business model to be supported by Canadian civil society organizations (CSO), Canadian social enterprises, seniors’ facility centers and alternative food networks (AFN) to deliver fresh and nutritional food and natural herbal teas to seniors’ facilities. Through the theories of “green living and environmental leadership” and supportive herbalism practices for an aging population, Canadian civil society organizations and social enterprises can highlight community engagement, decision building, environment sustainability, equity and social justice, agriculture and economy, health and wellbeing. The research has been developed through qualitative research work with literature reviews, interviews, case studies, practical working experiences, illustrations, taking notes and examining critical theories.