We bring the Victory Garden to you!
Our Victory Garden volunteer program encourages veterans and their families to engage with gardening and agricultural activities at home. This approach engages veterans in the process of growing their own food and providing for their family, while also providing an opportunity for them to gain agricultural experiences. Participants will grow starter planters for personal use and others, establish a Victory-Peace Garden, receive home-based consultations, and participate in educational workshops at the project site.
Informal educational demonstration and hands-on sessions will be provided on topics including but not limited to plant propagation, soil management, culinary instruction, and value-added product development. Hoʻōla Veteran Services will also facilitate peer-to-peer learning and support among veterans (both trainees and recruits) and connections to a network of service providers to support veteran needs.
Additional Description: We provide free planter boxes, soil, and amendments along with starter plants. Two Hoʻōla volunteers deliver the Victory Garden box to the veteran’s home, while also providing care advice to tend to the garden. We also check back in a time or two to insure that the plants (and the veterans) are doing well.