OUR Gardens and Our Seeds
Gardening aided me in healing my trauma from war and allowed me to serve others again long after my military service was completed. I have helped create sustainable garden spaces for family, friends, community members, and the model OUR Garden at Reed's Organic Farm and Animal Sanctuary.
In this Our Garden there are over 150 countries and their seed heritage represented. Spread out among close to 400 species of veggie, fruit, flower, herb, and medicine. Come to Reed's Organic Farm to see the garden in southern New Jersey: 5075 Spruce Avenue, Egg Harbor Township, 08234
It is the hope of OUR Gardens to offer this simple idea to other people, both veterans and civilians. Getting out in a garden space in your own backyard, at a community garden, or other public spaces can help all people heal and come together for a shared purpose. By sowing OUR Seeds you and your community can also take part in defining Seed Justice, combatting food insecurity, and stewarding healthy and creative communities!
Peace & Unity Revival Gardens
OUR Gardens will also be a place communities get together to reimagine who we are on this post-pandemic world.
OUR Gardens can impact the community positively by providing added food security through sharing seeds and produce. Further, the cooperative education and positive direct action that can happen when we leave our differences behind to grow and heal together can be profound! So let's get out there today and grow, together, in OUR Gardens!