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US (AR): Veterans start community garden to inspire other vets

Jerry Martin is a veteran and a farmer, but not just any kind of farmer.

Martin said, "I'm a Vietnam Veteran. I went into service in 1969."

The goal is to provide fresh farm to table vegetables for the Northwest Arkansas community. "Vet Veggies is a concept where we provide fresh local vegetables," said Martin.

Martin and his team want to help veterans across the country get out of the office and into the dirt. Martin said, "So many Veterans now get out and accept a job that a headhunter's found for them and a lot of times that's not a pair of shoes that fits them."

Vet Veggies harvests 600 heads of lettuce every week using hydroponics.

Read more at Arkansas Matters

Publication date: 11/17/2017



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