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5 year vision

Ranch for Veterans

Our mission is to provide transitional housing for St. Louis Area Veterans in a farm setting. In addition to housing, we will assist with progress to get them back on their feet and lay groundwork for success in their future

NUTRITION PROGRAM

RESCUE PROGRAM

MINI HOUSES

COMMUNITY BLDG

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Gardening

A garden is a planned space, usually set aside for the display, cultivation, or enjoyment of plants and other forms of nature.  Unlike the Tower gardening, we can do a variety more in the summer season, now we can add to the list, such as carrots and potatoes.  Missouri is home to almost all temperate zone fruit plants and trees.

Sustainable gardening will be one of our initiatives at the farm with 30 commercial size garden towers, we can farm year round, and during the warmer weather, we will plant what we can't fit in the greenhouse. The combination of fresh produce and canning will feed our farm year round.

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Gardening outdoor

A garden is a planned space, usually set aside for the display, cultivation, or enjoyment of plants and other forms of nature.  Unlike the Tower gardening, we can do a variety more in the summer season, now we can add to the list, such as carrots and potatoes.  Missouri is home to almost all temperate zone fruit plants and trees.


Such as:

  • Strawberries
  • Raspberries
  • Blackberries
  • Gooseberries
  • Currants
  • Blueberries
  • Pears

 

 

 

 

  • Grapes
  • Apricots
  • Cherries
  • Plums
  • Nectarines
  • Peaches
  • Apples

 

 

Therapy for veterans. The process of gardening can be helpful on many levels, working the land can be a stress reliever and a source of solace for those adjusting to civilian life. It also has therapeutic benefits, such as building social connections too.

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Gardening greenhouse

You probably already know that Veterans should consume a lot of fruits of vegatables every day and the more variety, the greater the benefit.
Luckily, you can grow both a high number and large variety of vegetables, herbs, and fruits with Tower Gardens.


In fact, Tower Gardens can grow more then 150 different wellness promoting plants. (The only real exceptions are root crops such as carrots and potatoes, grapevines, bushes and trees)


Within the greenhouse, 30 commercial sized towers that can produce food year round. In the winter we will be able to produce the following: Any and all produce with a root system


Such as:

  • Beans: Lima, Green, Pole and Bush
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Collards
  • Cucumbers
  • Eggplant
  • Garbanzo Beans
  • Gourds
  • Kale
  • Leeks
  • Lettuce, all types
  • Melons, all types
  • Mustard Greens
  • Peas, all types
  • Peppers, all types
  • Spinach
  • Squash, all types
  • Strawberries
  • Tomatoes

With each new season, we build on our understanding of how our Veterans are being healed through horticulture. The participating Veterans play a vital role in sharing their experiences, reporting on their progress and working with our staff to advance the field of horticulture therapy. Using state-of-the-art methodologies, we track outcomes and then collaborate with leaders on next-generation holistic therapies.

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Nutritional Products


The nutritional products are made from the juice powder concentrates and oils from more then 40 different fruits, vegetables and grains. While this isn't a substitute eating fruits and vegetables, our whole food based products support a healthy diet by offering a much wider variety of naturall occuring vitamins, along with antioxidents and phyonutrients found in fruits and vegetables. Every nutritional product is made from high quality ingredients grown organic farm fresh, providing the natural nutrients your body needs. When a veteran comes off of the streets, they are severally malnutritioned. This program sets them up with a great new start. Along with medical benefits. In combination with the gardening program of organic produce proves to be very beneficial to our Veterans. Costs for us to provide this nutrition is $4.00 per day. Donations are needed for costs to be able to have all of the best beneficial nutrition possible. Click links to donate product or monetary donation can be put directly to the nutrition they are needing

 

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Rescue Program

Many brave troops return home with scars – both seen and
unseen – that make it difficult to transition back to civilian life.


At the same time, millions of wonderful companion animals wait
in shelters for a forever home. So rescue animals break through
to Veterans where Doctors, Psychiatrist and therapist have not.
The ranch is where there will be the bridge that brings them
together.

All Animals that will live on the Ranch will be salvation for all
rescue animals including the following;

 

  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Horses
  • Cows
  • Pigs
  • Chickens
  • Ducks
  • And more


Our team will help a Veteran pick his rescue doggie. And we will
help them train their very own Support Doggie. It’s a win, win
each rescuing each other.

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Mini Houses

Tiny homes offer big benefits for homeless military veterans. In the following ways;

 

 

  • To each have something of their own
  • To get them back into taking pride in their own house
  • To make them feel whole again
  • To be able to paint the house however they would like.
  • To give them purpose , prestige and feelings of accomplishment.
  • They will learn to keep up with chores for their house
  • To have the privacy they deserve

 

 


"After talking to some of the homeless vets, we realized they refused to go into communal living," "They were like, 'you know we're not going into shelter living.' The
consensus was they need their own space." So Mini houses are the answer. Giving them their own place and it's going to give them a start to move higher and get themselves in a
position to hopefully one day buy their own home." And to be able to stand on their own. All pluming, bathrooms and showers with be in community bldg., so we can keep up on
sanitation. A small donation can have a big impact on the life of a homeless veteran.


Average cost per house is $15,000


A small donation can have a big impact on the life of a homeless veteran.