Dow AgroSciences on giving back to veterans

On May 10, volunteers with Dow AgroSciences’ Veterans Action Group created an herb garden at HVAF’s Manchester property. The group, made up of current and former service members, also trimmed hedges at HVAF’s headquarters and placed large planters outside the front door filled with colorful flowers.

Dow AgroSciences is an agricultural company that supports community initiatives as well as sustainable agriculture and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Education.

Dow AgroSciences with veterans at HVAF
“We felt that a beautification project along with a vegetable garden fit well into these areas,” says Bradley Hemmick, operations on-boarding specialist at Dow AgroSciences. “The vegetable garden along with a class on horticulture will give some of the clients at HVAF new skills and hopefully a new passion for gardening, which we hope that they can enjoy and put to good use.”

The group’s volunteer work allowed maintenance staff at HVAF to use their resources in other areas.

“We are fortunate for their efforts,” says HVAF’s Director of Maintenance Randen Miller. “Their work left a lasting impression while giving new life to our building and adding a spring touch to our properties.”