Veterans returning home often find it difficult to readjust to civilian life after service and the very thing they fought for, peace at home, falls apart.
Veterans from rural communities are at a disadvantage due to limited options and most providers lack awareness of military culture.
Current VA options for treatment are often ineffective and not timely.
Our program is run by veterans and are action oriented and military family focused.
"Green care" is a term we use to talk about care farming, animal-assisted therapy, therapeutic horticulture...
Green care is an intervention: it's an active process by which humans reconnect with nature.
Growing greens also enhance health and well-being.
Nurturing plants has an immediate calming and therapeutic effect .
Through community foundation funding and multi nonprofit collaboration. Our 3 year veteran grown community agriculture project has grown and placed over 5,000 food bearing plants and trees onto veteran family lands.
Our greenhouse hydroponic system was built by veterans and run by veterans for 3 years and led to a revenue stream that sustained the program.
Of this we are very proud.