March 17, 2017
Connecting with veterans through unique therapy
HAMPTON, Va. —
Throughout her weekly meetings and tasks, Jamie Reed takes moments to stare at the foliage outside her office window. During those brief moments, Reed looks forward to the one day of the month when she can get her hands dirty working alongside service members and civilians to take care of garden plots at the Hampton Veteran Affairs Medical Center’s horticultural therapy garden.
Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., community members devote their time to maintaining the therapy gardens, as well as spending time cultivating relationships with veterans who use the gardens as a therapeutic source.