2018 Application for Grant Endowment from the Florida Permaculture Convergence

Veteran Garden Project, St. Augustine

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Feed The Community

Veteran Garden Project is a grassroots community service project inspired and started by  local veterans that offers opportunities for veterans and families to heal through nature by getting outdoors, connecting with community, learn sustainable living practices, and the skills to grow and harvest food while bringing awareness and finding solutions to local food scarcity and environmental challenges.

Our mission:

It is our mission to support our healing veteran community through cultivating the earth and growing organic food to feed the community while encouraging and supporting stewardship of our precious earth and resources by using best permaculture, organic, and nursery management practices while honoring healthy lifestyles in St. Johns County and our planet.

Garden Sites: Members of the veteran garden project work within the local community using land that has been donated or contracted to the VGP for use to gather and grow. Our team will connect with community donors from around our area to help consult, plan, install, and maintain garden space.


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Project Manager Bio: Crystal Timmons is the spouse of an Army Veteran, mom, yoga and meditation instructor, organic gardener, certified in permaculture design, Nursery and Landscape Management, and volunteer member of Honoring the Brave. Growing a healthy well balanced family in St. Johns County is a goal for her veteran family and for veteran families of St. John County. Her focus is to connect veterans, families of veterans, and the wider community to yoga, meditation, nature, and community support. Currently, she coordinates the Veteran Garden Project to support her family, veterans, families, and community.