A new project aimed at healing soldiers with invisible and physical wounds from combat is catching on and is providing much needed therapy to local soldiers.
The War Garden Project, which is the brainchild of Dana Chango of Clarksville, seeks to provide wounded active-duty soldiers a way to decrease stress and anxiety through soil therapy.
Ms. Chango gives more insight into the mission of the newly formed project.
Horticultural Therapy is nothing to the military as it was used during the 1940’s to help returning servicemen during World War II to heal from combat related injuries.
Ms. Chango talks about the many benefits of the project and how this green-friendly therapy can help many people.
The 8-thousand square foot War Garden of Werner Park is located in the field behind Werner Park Community Center between Indiana Avenue and Hawaii Avenue on post with plots available to rent and all monies raised from the garden going straight back into the project.
The War Garden recently received at $10,500 grant from the Home Depot Foundation through the Screaming Eagle Foundation.