Honor Garden is open to all Veterans, Active Duty Military and residents of the communities where they are located. The vision of Honor Garden is simple: creating spaces where Veterans, Military and their families and friends can heal from traumas that often lead to isolation, drug or alcohol abuse, and suicide while finding the camaraderie of being with others who have a greater understanding of their experiences. Working the land is healing.
Honor Garden is committed to providing programs to assist Veterans both within and outside the VA that can be replicated across the Country. Studies have shown that working with the soil and growing living plants are extremely therapeutic for veterans suffering from war-related disorders, Honor Garden programs and projects will help to provide that healing.
Our core programs are rooted in the adage that “it is better to be a warrior in a garden than a gardener in war.” (source unknown) from which we layer on additional horticultural therapy and holistic wellness programs that first and foremost serve Veterans and equip them with a sustainable food source so that they can thrive in the communities they have so honorably served.