Any veteran who wants to have a garden, but doesn’t have the space for one can contact the North West Veteran Resource Center at 360-797-1791 for the latest garden application. You can also download the application here: Robin Hill Victory Garden Application and call the number above for directions on how to submit the application.
Please take time to read the application and understand your responsibilities. This is a veteran community farm, where everyone gets their own plot. However, we do have a shared area as well, where we grow food for all of our gardeners and their families. What we don’t end up using, we donate to the local food banks and veteran stand downs. Seeds and instructions on organic farming are provided by our many advisers and master gardeners, so please don’t worry if you are not an experienced gardener yourself.
All we ask is that you provide a couple hours a week in the garden…planting, picking weeds, or giving guidance to someone else if you are too disabled to do the work yourself. Then, you can enjoy your tomatoes, zucchini, onions, peppers, squash, and NOT paying for them at the store!!
Every year, our gardeners have so many tomatoes, peppers, and zucchini, that they often end up giving them away! In 2014 we harvested around 800 pounds of potatoes for our veterans and their families. The potatoes and produce that weren’t used, were donated to different charities in the community. And every year, we have so many pumpkins that we end up donating some to children programs in Port Angeles and Sequim.