Downers Grove Organic Gardeners will meet from 7 to 9 PM on June 19 at the Downers Grove Public Library (first floor meeting room). Our presenter will be Veronica Porter, aka “Aunt V’, who is the owner of Veterans Victory Farm.
The Farm provides training and employment for recently discharged veterans with PTSD and traumatic brain injuries. She also employs other young people with varying disabilities.The farm uses sustainable methods to provide local, organic, heirloom varieties of fresh produce.
Veronica will talk about growing up in the small farm town community of Naperville, where many people grew and prepared their own food. Much of what she teaches at the Farm comes from her small-town roots. She will discuss the farm and her gardening practices.
"My passion is to create community in all I do, from growing a garden, to preparing a meal, to educating, gathering and enjoying life's harvest," she says.