A Better Place Monroe’s Old Garden is a Place to Heal | HeraldNet.com

Monroe – In Monroe, only 2 American, black strawberry bushes cling to the fields between France and cows.

It seems that the vines, with their twigs growing around the garden beds at the same time, are eager to reclaim their land.

Equipped with a pair of thick gloves and a pair of pink cutters, Mike Daily is a thorn in the side of the thorn – a horrible snail.

“I am happy to cut blackberries in a milking parlor in the rain,” he said.

The Daily, a six-year veteran of the Daily Horse ‘Heroes’ (H3) farm, is taking the Blackberry Forest to restore the garden.

A few years ago, the garden was in the early stages, with plans to provide medical benefits and fresh food.

“I’m trying to help people,” he said. “Most of Seattle’s veterans never get a farm. I know there are many men who think they can do nothing. ”

Diabetes costs the Daily Half a Foot and a Half a Foot, and many other medical problems.

With the help of an artificial leg, he walks around in an uneven garden, finding a place to rest in a milk bowl or pool when he is very tired. He often rides in an electric wheelchair.

A singer, songwriter and artist, gardening is now one of the Daily needs, giving up what it does and relieving depression. He spends most of his time in the garden and wants to be out there.

The Snohomish County Veterans Assistance Program Daily applied to H3 farms. The Kitsap County farm he was visiting was a long way from public transportation.

H3 Arlin Gibson: “When Mike called, I thought, ‘You’re the only one holding this.’

Mike Daily extends his garden to the Horse Healing Farm and prunes the branches of the blackberry bush. (Hannah Herald / The Herald)

Gibson is the founder and president of H3. Horse-loving Gibson was a veteran of World War II, then known as “shell shock” or “battle fatigue.” Many people now know that post-traumatic stress disorder is a disease.

After a friend of mine suffered from PTSD while serving in the Gulf War, Gibson offered her farm as a cure.

Over time, his symptoms and negative resistance have diminished. Spending time with horses in the field provided peace and rebuilt his emotional strength.

Currently, H3 supports veterans and veterans who are struggling with PTSD, traumatic brain injury or sexual assault in support of their healing process. Whether working with horses through auxiliary education or living in one of two farm cabinets, veterans can disperse and enjoy H3 farming.

A post on the community’s Facebook group warned its members about the new volunteer opportunity. At first, the Daily Trust was not sure if anyone would answer.

Then comments began – people wanted to help.

The beach owner and farm owner donated two large baths. A truck drove him to the garden. They donated other coffee plantations, high soil and seeds, and a few people spent time clearing blackberry bushes with Dale.

The Daily Plan has big plans not only for the garden but also for other potential programs.

In his Monroe apartment community, he has a small garden pool that can be easily rotated in a wheelchair. He hopes to make the garden more accessible to people with mobility problems through a gardening program.

He enjoys teaching on the farm to locals and the elderly. He said school teams can come on field trips.

At the entrance to the garden, there will be a small bridge with trees above as visitors visit apples. A sign reads “Bridge to a Better Place.”

Gibson said, “When you look at Mike and see him in a wheelchair or an artificial worker and everything he does, it’s just a matter of having faith in humans and what we can do when we all come together and have love.”

For now, the Daily is working to restore the garden until it snows.

“He wants to improve and he wants people to come out and love him,” he said. That’s what I’m trying to do because I’m still in it.


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