This organization is two-fold:
First, we have The Veteran’s Garden, located in Los Angeles. It’s a 15-acre garden that’s operated by vets of the VA Hospital, as part of the Horticulture Therapy Program (HTP). HTP motivates patients to develop new interests and combat depression often associated with a disability. It’s a fully self-sufficient business; selling fresh-grown, pesticide-free produce to both the public and local restaurants.
Second, we have the Serenity Park Bird Sanctuary, located at the back of the Veteran’s Garden. Here you’ll find cockatoos, parakeets, macaws, and parrots that have been where injured, abused, and abandoned. They’re tended and nursed back to health by veterans. Admission is free and open to the public, but your donations are tax deductible, as it’s a non-profit.
If you live in or are visiting the Los Angeles area, I urge you to check out both places!