Check out these cattle panel arches with doors that help to keep all the animals out of the garden, they have removable doors to make harvesting and weeding easier. With the arch above some of the plants that need support get it like the asparagus in the picture and also the arch above the garden bed allows for putting on a tarp to protect tender plants from too much sun and to help prevent tomatoes from too much rain so they don’t crack.
These cattle panels with the top arch are very useful and really help out in the garden. They are totally perfect for raised garden beds, no more rabbits chowing on the romaine. This very neat idea is from The Valhalla Project which is a pretty neat thing all by its self. Valhalla’s mission statement is ” To assist post-9/11 combat veterans from active, separated, Guard, or reserve status with decompression and transition back to civilian life. And to offer a venue for those veterans who wish to assist their comrades in this process by improving facilities at Valhalla.”
This is such a great program, These people can go and stay there for free, including room and board. While there they do have to work four hours per day but they get to learn about homesteading and cooking, baking along with this whole list of other skills.
Homesteading (all phases, specific activities determined by season)
o Permaculture design, planning, and implementation
o Off-grid construction, for example straw bale and cob building
o Livestock handling, breeding, and rotational grazing practices
o Use of heavy equipment in building and agriculture
o Poultry handling and breeding
o Intensive gardening and orchard techniques
o Cooking gourmet quality food frugally
o Food preservation (dehydration, fermentation, cheese making and more)
o Hiking trail and campground construction and maintenance
o Wildlife management
o Forestry stewardship
o Carpentry and building projects
No one gets a pay check, not even management and while some are there to readjust to the civilian world, recover from traumatic experiences, come to terms with physical disabilities, or deal with mild-to-moderate PTSD issues, many others are here to simply learn about homesteading, permaculture, or other specific topics while at the same time helping to build Valhalla up as a wonderful exciting place that current and future veterans will benefit from. I think this a much-needed and I am sure greatly appreciated program.
I really like that it is run on donations and no one gets paid as this would help to prevent donations being used for personal gain rather than helping the vets. If these garden beds with their cattle panel arches are some of what the vets learn while there, I am thinking this would be a neat place to go to if you were a vet wanting to help out. It seems there would be lots to learn.
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