LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A Las Vegas valley organization hopes to help homeless veterans with a new jobs program centered around gardening.
Through Caridad Gardens, veterans will be housed and integrated back into the workforce using garden therapy.
Produce will be grown year-round in an indoor hydroponic shipping container called a Freight Farm. The food grown will be sold to bars and restaurants in downtown Las Vegas.
"I'm hoping this is an outside the box solution that nobody has ever tried and it will be fabulously successful," said Merideth Spriggs, chief kindness officer at Caridad.
"And we will be able to replicate this and open this up to all homeless to work in our garden. Hopefully duplicate this around the valley," said Spriggs.
A ribbon cutting ceremony for Caridad Gardens took place on Monday at the Bunkhouse Saloon.
Learn more at CaridadCharity.com.