The Veterans Gardening Project is back for a second season at Landmark Park!

For the fall season, our workshops will be held from 9:00 – 11:00 AM at the designated community garden at the back of the park. 

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Upcoming Schedule:

January 11 – Prune blueberries, prepare for fruit tree planting. Review fruit tree care and maintenance.
February 8 – Growing microgreens (Indoor session)
February 22 – Indoor Gardening (Indoor session)
March 8 – Introduction & building raised beds construction techniques for various uses
March 22 – Greenhouse use & starting transplant seeds
April 5 – Transitioning from winter to spring, fertilizing & planting day 1
April 19 – Planting Day 2
May 3 – Trellising
May 17 – Mindfulness in the Garden
May 31 – Harvesting and Produce Nutrition
June 14 – Pests and Disease

This 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. 

Let us know you are coming to the workshops by registering at www.aces.edu/go/vetsgardendothan or by calling the Houston County Extension Office at (334) 794-4108.

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. If you have not participated in a workshop with us before and would like to come out to the garden, please contact Kerry Steedley at kes0150@aces.edu for more information before going. 

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.