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Veteran Farm Project

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Municipality/Province: Sweets Corner, NS

Memorial Number: 12006-099

Type: Farm

Address: 1344 Wentworth Road

GPS Coordinates: Lat: 44.9863536   Long: -64.0528286

The Veteran Farm Project was founded in 2018 by Jessica Miller, Retired Sergeant and Steve Murgatroyd, Retired Sergeant. They found themselves without a place to be with other Veterans transitioning from the Canadian Armed Forces and no access to environmental rehabilitation type programs.

They decided to act and help other Veterans gain access to the health benefits of being in nature. The project gives all Veterans the experience of nature through horticulture programs.  

A group of female Veterans understood the importance of a safe, enriched space where women can come together to share their stories and challenges. There are programs specific for female Veterans and there are also specific days for male Veterans and families. 

As the head shooting coach for Soldier On Canada and a certified archery coach, Steve teaches free archery lessons to anyone interested on the farm. It is fully equipped and certified through Archery Nova Scotia.  

The incredible by-product of the staff and volunteers' hard work is all the fresh produce grown. Since 2018, they have provided free weekly food packages to families identified through The Royal Canadian Legion Nova Scotia/Nunavut Command. 

The Sub-Lieutenant Abbigail Cowbrough Garden for Joy is located at the farm.

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