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The Veteran’s Community Garden project will build and strengthen the local food system while providing veterans and their families the opportunity to come together for a hands-on gardening project. The program will host a series of workshops that will cover the basics of gardening as well as other topics for those who are more experienced.
The garden will be open during Landmark Park’s normal business hours to any veteran who wishes to come out and work in the garden when there is not a workshop. There is free entry for those working in the garden and tools are available for use.
This project was made possible through a partnership between Landmark Park, WRC&D, and Alabama Extension. We also want to give a big thank you to our hardworking volunteers that keep the garden growing.
Workshops may be postponed due to inclement weather. Join our email list to be notified.
You do not have to be a veteran or active military to participate. Families, friends, and well-behaved pets are welcome.
April 18: Yoga in the Garden
Join Valerie Thompson in the Veteran Garden for a beginning yoga class. Free admission. Bring your yoga mat, or let us know if you need to borrow one. Registration required, click here to register. 9 a.m.
May 2: Organic Micro Farming
Rachel Hawkins will share information on how to create an organic micro farm. Free admission. Registration required, click here to register. 9 a.m.
May 16: Mindful Gardening
Join Erin Marden in the Veteran’s Garden to learn how to be mindful in your gardening practice. Free admission. Registration required, click here to register. 9 a.m.
June 13: Dye Garden
Niven Krowe will show participants how to use plants from the park’s Dye Garden to dye fabrics. Class will begin in the Veteran Garden area and then move to the Alabama Agricultural Museum. Free admission.Registration required, click here to register. 9 a.m.
More workshops coming soon!