Mushrooms were selected as Green Planet Vets' primary crop due to the ease with which they can be grown and the relatively small space required to produce a sizeable crop. Oyster mushrooms were selected from an array of potential varieties because they are more easily produced, making them suitable for a beginning grower and because they are more commonly used than many of the more exotic varieties and thus have a broader appeal to consumers.
Green Planet Vets will also produce a variety of organic heirloom and specialty vegetables, including carrots, squash, garlic, cauliflower, and brussels sprouts. These will be grown outdoors in raised beds and certified organic. Considerable demand exists for organic foods, including vegetables, accompanied by premium prices for unique varieties.
Also known as "vegetable confetti," microgreens are sometimes confused with sprouts — germinated seeds that are eaten root, seed and shoot. Microgreens, however, include a variety of edible immature greens, harvested with scissors less than a month after germination, when the plants are up to 2 inches tall.
Who We Are
Green Planet Vets is proposed as a small scale, certified organic produce farm growing and selling oyster mushrooms and a unique variety of heirloom and specialty garden vegetables through local farmers’ markets, CSA’s (Community Supported Agriculture subscriptions) and direct to upscale restaurants. Green Planet Vets will be established as a Limited Liability Company (LLC) based in Warner Robbins, Georgia, owned and operated by Timothy Anderson.
Our mission is to aid veterans reintegrating into civilian life by growing produce, and conducting seminars on holistic health and sustainability. We foster a thriving micro-community of veterans and civilians who build deep friendships, implement innovative gardening techniques, and help cultivate emotional, physical, and spiritual health. The goal is to personally empower vets through the realization that their own efforts and contributions are important to our community.
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