Tug McGraw Foundation

 

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The Brain Food Garden

Through collaboration with the Veterans Home of California, Yountville, we are cultivating a garden of leafy greens,

fruits and edible herbs. In addition to our small but mighty garden, we have expanded to includechickens-a coop known as the "Egg Plant." A speical thank you to our partners Jelly Belly Candy Company and Home Depot-we could not do this without you!

 

The program aims to accomplish Six main goals: grow for a purpose; produce food; improve diets; provide intergenerational social activities; increase outdoor exercise; and give to others.

 

VETS GROWING FOR VETS AND FAMILIES IN NEED

The Yountville Veterans Home Transisitional program together with the Tug McGrawFoundation's Brain Food Garden and The Egg Plant grow greens and other healthy items to help supplement kitchens in our community that provide meals who are in need.

 

Photos: VHYC Residents harvesting and watering the 2016 summer crop and the feathered "Girls and

Boys"

2016 Summer HARVEST STATS

The team delivered 10 harvests and over 500 eggs to help supplement Mission Solano's Bridge for Life Center's Kitchen. A kitchen that feeds individuals and veterans while in transition.

 

Click here, to read the story of TMF's Chicken Keepers, Ian and Steve

 

 

Photos: Top Row: Delivering to Mission Solano's Bridge for Life Center with their kitchen helpers. Group: MSBLC Staff, Gigi Mogan VHYC Social Rec Therapist, MLSBLC Staff, Jennifer Brusstar, CEO, TMF, MLSBLC Staff. Bottom Row: Frank Henderson, TMF Board Member, MSBLC Staff and Gigi.

 

Steve and Ian TMF's Chicken Keepers

Speical Thank You to Wine Country Chicken Coops


WE WOULD LIKE TO GIVE THANKS TO THE VETERANS HOME OF CALIFORNIA, YOUNTVILLE AND THEIR RESIDENTS. THE GARDEN IS DEDICATED IN MEMORY OF HOME MEMBER WALTER KIRBY, WHO DEVOTED SO MUCH OF HIS TIME TO BASEBALL, GARDENING AND HELPING CHILDREN.