The Initiative has received substantial media attention in a very short time period. Led by sponsorship of the demonstration site by The Home Depot, and support from U-Haul, and Papa John’s, concerned individuals and members of the business community continue to enable skill training and production capability to expand nationally through support from the Joint Chiefs.
- Media Outlets (click on logos to see latest story)
- Team Depot Demonstration Site
- Supporting Organizations
- The Home Depot
- Papa John's
Warrior Community Symposium
- Support Programs
- Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)
- Disabled American Veterans (DAV)
- American Legion
- Veteran Organizations
The VETERANS URBAN FARMING INITIATIVE created a unique means of providing food for the family table and the ability to market the excess to derive a revenue stream through a produce cooperative. Veterans receive free training in necessary growing skills, mastery of commercial applications for producing components, and are eligible for Tower grants. The next phase is expansion to a national presence in support of those honorably discharged through an alliance of nonprofit entities headed by HOPE.
There are 3 GAAT Towers currently available:
Deluxe (with Shroud,LED’s, Seed Supercharger, 6 pack Produce/Herb assortment) - $149.99
Economy (with Seed Supercharger, and 6 pack Produce/Herb assortment) - $99.99
Survival (with Seed Supercharger,
18 pack Produce/Herb assortment) - $149.99
Only the Seed Supercharger - $19.99
Seed Supercharger with selected (a-m) variations containing specific seed assortments - $24.99
The URBAN FARMING PROJECT empowers veterans to enhance their lives with respect and dignity while mastering new skills. It is dedicated to a single purpose: enabling the men and women who served to ensure they can derive the full range of financial benefits from self sufficiency; to overcome the results of their great sacrifices while transitioning back to civilian life.
The Mission of the Initiative is the encouragement of Urban Farming as a means of returning military income earning and retraining, while providing a local resource of sustainable agriculture to derive fresh vegetables and herbs. Through development of an easily mastered “Hydriponic” Tower and enabling training in producing components, Veterans gain self-sufficiency as an unemployment alternative.
Financial support for the Initiative builds a foundation of partnerships with individual donors and entities, working together to shift from treating returning military and older Veterans as passive consumers to active developers of self-sufficiency. By providing financial support to the Initiative, the Veteran community gains access to a cost-effective support mechanism and develops marketable skills, escaping the fluctuations of the economy and the potential for depending on the Public dole.
“ …By providing a growing Tower to a DAV site, the initiative brings together the ability of returning military, older Veterans, individual donors, and members of the business community to provide a unique capability for self-sufficiency."
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