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GLOVES ON THE GROUND

About GOTG

Gloves on the Ground is an organization of Vets helping Vets helping the Community grow sustainably. GOTG is a grassroots organization that seeks to assist disabled veterans, especially those suffering from service connected PTSD, by educating them and the communities they live in about the benefits of sustainable agriculture. We do this through a series of short and long term community engagement missions in agriculture. GOTG feels that through  involvement in a GOTG Platoon the health of the veteran and their families will profit, but also, via community engagement missions, the wellbeing of the veteran’s respective communities will benefit greatly.

GOTG platoons are made up of Veteran and civilian community members. Members will decide on their long-term mission, or HQ, for training and building GOTG community presence.  Also, platoon members will decide upon 5 or more short-term missions in the course of the year to broaden and extend GOTG assistance in sustainable agriculture to individuals, groups, and organizations in the communities platoon members live. This could be as simple as setting up a food pantry at the local police station to share in the harvest or creating any size GOTG garden installment at a community center or local school. For more ideas for both HQ/Long-term and Short-term missions and other helpful gardening tips, please visit our Community Engagement Missions in Sustainable Agriculture page... 

Conflict Seed Intiative

Growing seeds from regions of past or present military conflict​

 
 
GOTG 101 Curriculum

Quick lessons on the basics of sustainable agriculture: from A to G

​A. Sustainable Agriculture 101

 

What is sustainable agriculture? Wiki lets us know the term was coined in the 1980's by Australian agricultural scientist Gordon McClymont and that it follows several key principles, including: the "growing" of soil with simple practices that are regenerative, the reduct

B. Cover Crops and Compost 101

 

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C. Pest, Weed, and Disease Control 101

 

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D. Companion a Square-Foot Planting 101

 

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Mushroom Foraging and Cultivation 101

 

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No-Soil Techniques: Hydroponics & Aquaponics  101

 

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Harvesting and Preserving 101

 

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