The Alpha Omega Veterans Urban Farm is 2 acre farm located at our picturesque Ball Road facility. The project is designed to engage and meet various needs of the homeless and disabled veterans served by Alpha Omega Veterans Services.
Not only does it provide fresh food for the veterans housed in each of the six facilities we operate, the program utilizes therapeutic farming and gardening opportunities, which improves quality of life for all participants and is especially beneficial to veterans suffering from PTSD. The Urban Farm offers our veterans volunteer and employment opportunities, as well. Additional on-the-job educational opportunities include animal husbandry (chickens and bees), basic mechanic skills (tractor work), cut flowers and flower arranging, marketing and public speaking (farmer’s market opportunities) and production of value-added products.
The farm-to-table educational courses and classes are designed to offer education to veterans in every aspect of growing, harvesting, cooking, and using naturally grown vegetables. This includes advanced cooking/food service skills (through save harvesting, processing, and ServSafe certification.
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