Through an application process to qualified veterans, both active duty and retired, we afford scholarships for this garden project. For 2019 we chose 6 applicants and have been installing a 4x8 raised garden at their homes. Our goal is to raise enough money over the next several years to provide a raised bed every week of the year. That would be 52 beds for veterans to cultivate food for themselves as well as the community. We also offer a wheelchair accessible bed option. By getting outdoors, close to their comfort zone, and re-engaging with the local community, veterans will have the opportunity to grow their relationships and also harvest healthy nutritious food at the same time. Each raised bed will come with tools, seeds, education and support to successfully and sustainably help the veteran grow their own food right at home with their families.
APPLY HERE for 2020 installation: