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Jon Jackson sought comfort in farming to heal. Photos courtesy of Comfort Farms' website.

Podcast: Gardening as Therapy with Jon Jackson

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.

Jon Jackson sat down to chat at the Heirloom Expo in 2023.

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Some of the seeds we talked about during the interview:

Sunrise over Comfort Farms
Jon Jackson raises animals in the wide open spaces of Comfort Farms
Heirloom tomatoes are available at Comfort Farm

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.

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