The history of the ASTRA network
From May 2006 until January 2009, the European action research project, So Far (Social Farming in Europe), was undertaken in seven European countries including France. Its mission was to identify the realities and contexts of social and therapeutic agriculture, to measure its proven and potential impacts and to propose guidelines, for the development of this activity on a regional, national and European level.
As a result of this project, the ASTRA network was created in 2009, so that these priorities could be brought to the fore in the Rhône-Alpes region. In April 2011 the ASTRA network was formalised when it became a recognised charity.