HVTBA Mission Statement
What our organization is formed to do is provide veterans the setups to start a therapeutic agriculture based hobby in the safety and security of their own backyard. This could be having a bee hive, garden, pond, or a flock of chickens. We will provide the startup “kits” and provide the education and guidance to help make them successful. This can also lead them into a small business of their own by removing unwanted bees, or selling eggs, flowers, fruit, vegetables, and honey at the local farmers markets. All efforts will be made to modify everything to a veteran’s physical disability that is unique to that veteran. Keeping chickens and and having a productive garden is not just for rural living anymore. The movement on urban agriculture is growing fast and is incredibly rewarding, fun, and educational for youth and adults alike.
Our goal for 2016 is to have 3 veterans with their own hive setup, 5 with gardens, and 3 to 4 with small chicken flocks. We are asking for your support in getting that mission accomplished!
We have made it possible for the participants of this organization to purchase our materials at our most generous bulk discount. This way, they will be able to reach more of our wounded veterans, as well as contribute to saving the bees.
We are extremely proud to be serving the veterans of our country, and doing our part in helping to combat the high suicide rates of our nation's defenders. To learn more about the program, visit their website at hvtba.org.