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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) brings the healing power of planting to Fort Campbell

 

Written by Sgt. Eric Lieber
Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – “This is the first of its kind in Army Medicine” proclaimed Blanchfield Army Community Hospital chief of nutrition care Lt. Col. James Pulliam as more than 20 volunteers used pickaxes, post hole diggers and shovels to break ground May 23rd for a therapeutic garden at the Fort Campbell hospital.

After years of planning, Pulliam, BACH staff and horticultural expert Dana Chango, set their plans in motion to create the first therapeutic horticultural program and garden at an Army medical facility.

A team of volunteers create the Army's first healing garden located within a medical facility's footprint at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital May 23rd, 2014. More than 20 BACH staff members and local community members came together to build the garden, which will be used as therapy for wounded, injured and ill Soldiers while providing organic fruit and vegetables for the hospital's dining facility. (U.S. Army photo by Stacy Rzepka/RELEASED)

A team of volunteers create the Army’s first healing garden located within a medical facility’s footprint at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital May 23rd, 2014. More than 20 BACH staff members and local community members came together to build the garden, which will be used as therapy for wounded, injured and ill Soldiers while providing organic fruit and vegetables for the hospital’s dining facility. (U.S. Army photo by Stacy Rzepka/RELEASED)

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Fort Campbell War Garden Project receives grant from The Home Depot Foundation

 

Fort Campbell War Garden ProjectSoldiers And Families Embraced - S.A.F.E. - SAFEFort Campbell, KY – During The Home Depot Foundation’s 3nd annual Celebration of Service campaign that runs from September 11th to Veterans Day, The Home Depot associates are completing projects to transform the homes and lives of veterans across the country.

During these two months, their associates will complete more than 350 service projects to benefit veterans and their families.

Volunteers working on the Greenhouse for the War Garden Project at Fort Campbell, KY.

Volunteers working on the Greenhouse for the War Garden Project at Fort Campbell, KY.

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USAA Military Spouse Appreciation Week at Fort Campbell May 6th-10th, 2013

 

Morale, Welfare and RecreationFort Campbell, KY – Military Spouses are an invaluable asset to the Army. They support their Soldiers though mission, deployment, reintegration and reset and keep the home fires burning. Throughout history, military Spouses have been the backbone that provides support for the Soldiers and holds the Family together.

The Army recognizes the support and sacrifices made with Military Spouse Appreciation Day on May 10th.  Instead of just one day of appreciation, Fort Campbell’s Family Resource Center (FRC) will host three days worth of activities and events to honor our Spouses. «Read the rest of this article»

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War Garden Project to Build First Garden for Wounded Warriors on Fort Campbell

 

Home Depot and Campbell Crossing provides funding and land for a Community Garden

War Garden ProjectFort Campbell, KY – Victory Gardens, also known as War Gardens, were planted during World War I and World War II to help with the decreasing food supply. The Gardens were planted in backyards, alleys and vacant ots to help serve the need for food production and also provide a sense of pride for those family members who stayed at home.

The Screaming Eagle Foundation, in support of the War Garden Project, received a $10,500 grant from the Home Depot Foundation to implement a community garden and greenhouse that will be made available to the military community. The War Garden Project (WPG) is a project that brings gardening to military communities. «Read the rest of this article»

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