This Spring,
Heroic Gardens
is partnering with
HAVENWomen.

Donate today.

$5 buys a bag of soil. Packages of seeds. A flower pot.  

And a healthy outlet for our Veterans.

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About this Project

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If you haven't checked out HAVENWomen...

They provide transitional housing for Female Veterans.

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We first met with them during a very snowy March day.

Pretty difficult to see the beds, but we could see that a lot of the shrubs were tired.

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The back beds and porches

Back up to an alley and shared space. There is a lot of Bamboo that needs to be taken out. We also met Jason Romero from PGW. He's awesome. Thank you for your service, Jason.

April 6: Demo Day & Spring Clean Up

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Ready to Go!

19  volunteers including our friends from University of the Sciences, Enliven Planters and two of our US Veterans were ready to go!

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Cleaning out the beds

There are 4 12x 9 beds. Sounds easy? Not so much when there are established trees, ivy and did we mention Bamboo?

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This team is persistent.

They worked until they got the bamboo at least to a flattened state. Now we just need someone to loan us something to dig it out.  (Yes, we're serious)

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This bamboo is crazy.

It almost ate our volunteer, Caroline.

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Meanwhile...

US Navy Veteran, Sonia ties the bamboo into bundles. Easier to carry. She makes it look easy.

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Day 1 Progress!

A mighty team can accomplish many things. 

May 4: Dig Party!

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If you're wondering how much effort it takes to remove bamboo, we'll shed some light on that.

First, you grab a backhoe. Then, you call a Marine. Thanks, Jason for digging LIKE A BOSS.

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This is only a 12 x 9 bed. Yet it took about 5 hours to turnover.

Our volunteers, Beth, Emily, Dawn and Michelle were there to pick up  the debris and begin turning over the soil.

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The Mighty Day 2 Team.

  It doesn't matter how many people you have, when you have one team with one goal: To honor our Female Veterans. 

May 11: The Digging Continues...

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This is looking pretty good!

When the team arrived, we still had a lot of work to do (ahem, bamboo), but this group of volunteers were up for the challenge.

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Just in time for Mother's Day!

Our mother/daughter volunteers, Sarah and Audrey carved out an area for a nice bench.

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Jason broke a few tools digging out bamboo.

Hey, when you send a Marine in to do the job, they are going to do the job.

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Digging and Sifting.

Volunteers Joe and Chris were determined not to let any of the bamboo back.

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Here come the shade plants.

Board member Dawn starts planning out a border with pavers, as  Audrey plants a boxwood. 

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You guys are amazing.

Joe, Sarah, Audrey, Caroline and Jason. Another amazing weekend. We don't want to forget our other fantastic volunteers, Donna, Nicole and Chris! THANK YOU!

Find out more about this project and others.

You can help.

Your support and contributions will enable us to help US Veterans and their families in need of finding peace, right in their own homes and communities.

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card
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Enliven Planters

Have offered to provide the plants for this project. That is HUGE! We can't thank them enough.


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We still need lots of items. Would you consider donating:


  • Flower pots
  • Leaf Bags
  • Plants of all varieties
  • Soil
  • Debris pick up (Yes, if you have a truck...)
  • Bird houses

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We're counting on you.

This is our opportunity to thank some of our female Veterans and provide them with a beautiful surrounding.  

Find out more

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