So, why is the military a focal point for Eco Garden Systems?
Besides being a series of places where gardens can add community value, the concept of “Mission, Team, Self” is embedded in who we are. Our mission started with serving an aging population and we have evolved into including those with physical limitations and have now ended up with creating access to everyone – access to an outdoor physical activity, access to fresh food, access to others with a shared purpose and access to information, knowledge and wisdom that can help you down the path to becoming a Master Gardener.
We have also found that gardening is often deemed too hard or too time consuming – especially for groups where change is a constant. Well, an Eco Garden could not be easier – 45 minutes to setup, add readily available growing material (peat moss, soil), add water to the water reservoir and you are ready to go. If everything is ready, you are about two hours away from having a completely planted garden – that will almost take care of itself.
Finally, our team has had experience with relocation to new and strange places and has gone through the stress of those “left behind” – spouse or significant others who relocate with their partner and then the partner is off on a mission (or an extended business trip) leaving the other partner alone – and not yet connected to the new community.
Gardening is a universal language – one that transcends culture, language, rank and any other differences between people. Plants don’t care about anything except the elements they need to thrive – soil, water, sunlight and oxygen. An Eco Garden can help maximize all of them – and connect people on a more personal level that enhances the concept of Team.