Empowering Veterans Through Community Gardens

Discover the transformative power of the Veteran Community Garden project, where spatial design fosters social connections and promotes physical and mental well-being.

Mission Critical

Addressing Infrastructure Challenges and Social Connectedness

The Talking-Circle garden initiative targets infrastructure and food insecurity in Indigenous AI/AN communities, aiming to design a positive space for veterans and the community.

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Stronger Communities Through Collaboration

We believe that collaboration is key to building stronger communities. By working together with local organizations, government agencies, and community members, we can overcome infrastructure challenges and improve access to fresh and healthy food in underserved areas.

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Sustainable Solutions for Food Deserts

Through our initiative, we aim to create sustainable solutions that address the issue of food deserts. By implementing innovative approaches and leveraging indigenous knowledge, we can ensure that everyone has access to nutritious food.

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Veteran Community Support and Well-being

We support veteran communities by offering horticulture therapy programs and opportunities for them to participate in planning, building, and maintaining community gardens to enhance their well-being.

Veteran Community Involvement

Supporting Veterans' Well-being through Gardening

Leveraging the science of Horticulture Therapy to positively impact veterans' physical and mental well-being while contributing to the development of safe 3rd-spaces & addressing food insecurity. Partners Support Navajo Veteran Administration.

Benefits:

Improves physical and mental health, promotes social connection, and enhances food security.

Support:

Partnering with Navajo Veterans Administration to provide resources and community engagement opportunities.

Capacity Building

Community Engagement To Fight Social Isolation

The talking-circle veteran community garden develops a space for Navajo Veterans in rural areas, offering group programming, beautifying the landscape, and promoting physical and mental well-being through culturally sensitive design and Indigenous land use practices.

Horticulture Therapy for Veterans
Promoting Food Security in Underserved Areas
Enhancing Physical and Mental Well-being

Indigenous Values

Sustainability, Climate Tech, Indigenous Knowledge & Land Use

The project aims to Support a sustainable environment by blending innovative climate technology with traditional Indigenous knowledge and land use practices, fostering a sense of interconnectedness and stewardship for future generations.

Upcoming Events

Explore the Excitement on the Horizon!

Discover a range of engaging and uplifting events designed specifically for veterans. Stay tuned for upcoming opportunities to connect, learn, and celebrate within our vibrant community.

May 28th, 2024

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Navajo Re-Dedication Event on Memorial Day

Taking place at the Window Rock Navajo Tribal Park & Veterans Memorial in Window Rock, Arizona, this event promises to be a poignant tribute to the valor and sacrifices of our Navajo veterans. Mark your calendars for May 28th, 2024

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May 28th, 2024

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Career Boost Webinar

Elevate your professional journey with insights from industry experts. Save the date for a career-changing webinar focused on unlocking new opportunities.

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May 28th, 2024

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Networking Extravaganza

Join fellow veterans in a virtual networking event. Connect with like-minded individuals, share experiences, and forge connections from the home.

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Monthly Talking Circles At Window Rock, Navajo

Join Dine Veterans for Monthly Navajo Talking Circle Series across Navajo Nation

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Support & Leadership

Community Engagement Partnerships

Navajo Nation Veterans Administration

The Navajo Veterans Administration are community leaders, providing essential support and resources for veterans within the Navajo Nation. Through our partnership, we work closely with the Navajo Veterans Administration to ensure that our initiatives align with the specific needs and priorities of Navajo veterans and the community.