Jon Jackson is an Army vet who found comfort in gardening. On the Gardenerd Tip of the Week Podcast, he shares how this passion turned into a program to help other vets heal after service.
Jon is the founder of the non-profit organization, Stag Vets, and Comfort Farms was the first agro-cognitive therapy project he created to help vets learn valuable farming skills. Comfort Farms grows heirloom vegetables and raises heritage turkeys, hogs, hens, rabbits, and fish. He has also raised seeds for Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company.
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Some of the seeds we talked about during the interview:
If you are a military vet, check out gardening as therapy. Visit Comfort Farms and learn more from Jon Jackson.
See a garden we created as a therapy garden for a sober living facility back in 2015 here.