The Last Week
The week will be my last at The Healing Ground. When I got to the garden this morning I was shocked (as I am every Monday after being away from the plants for two days) to see the growth that had taken place in my absence! Even more surprising is the growth that has taken place over the past few months. We even have two watermelons that are growing! There was a point where I wasn’t sure any of the watermelon plants would even grow taller than 5 inches.
We harvested 35 pounds of produce to BMAC today which puts us near 200 pounds since we began harvesting. It is amazing the growth the garden has seen and I am proud to say it is gaining popularity with the vets in the program. When I leave the Complementary and Alternative medicine coordinator will be taking my place in the garden for an hour each day. She is also working on a way to have the guys out there without a staff member there. So, while the hours with a staff member present will be shorter the garden will still be open for the vets to go in.
I am going out with a bang this week by giving a presentation on composting this Wednesday at noon and 4:30. I am very excited to share the information with the vets and staff at the VA and tell them a little about the program we hope to implement at The Healing Ground.default