Greenleaf Project Cultivates Horticultural Opportunities for Veterans

Jan 21, 2015

Sheila Hudson and Holly Chaille believe that their Greenleaf Project will improve the sense of well-being among veterans, their peers and the community.
Credit Ellie Bogue

Most garden activity this time of year is limited to daydreaming over seed catalogs, but two Fort Wayne residents, Holly Chaille and Sheila Hudson, are busy cultivating a brand new urban gardening and Horticultural Healing Program, expressly for veterans.

Beginning in March, "Greenleaf" will provide a nine month, hands-on vocational training opportunity for fifteen vets to grow new skills for work in horticulture-related fields, and organic gardens to benefit the community.

Eager to harvest more details, WBOI's Julia Meek met with Chaille earlier this week to learn how their plot was taking shape.

You can find out more about sponsoring or participating in the Greenleaf Project through their email address: pollinatingpeace@gmail.com.