Service Members Share Reflections at Green Road

a curved wooden bench in the woods

In the year since the Green Road’s dedication, service members, their families, caregivers and others who work on the campus of Naval Support Activity Bethesda have recorded entries expressing a panoply of human experiences.

A Natural Road to Recovery for Injured Warriors

four older men in suits cut a green ribbon with large scissors while a crowd watches

On September 26, 2016, the Institute for Integrative Health welcomed 200 guests for the dedication of the Green Road, an outdoor healing environment for injured military service members and their families at Naval Support Activity Bethesda, home of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

Green Road Construction in Full Swing

yellow backhoe digging next to a pile of gravel in a wooded area

The Institute for Integrative Health broke ground in mid-January on the central garden of the Green Road Project, a two-acre natural healing environment for injured service members on the campus of Naval Support Activity Bethesda, home of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

Green Road Construction Under Way

deer stands in a shady forest area

Service Members and veterans receiving treatment at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) will soon have access to a woodland oasis where they can experience the healing calm of nature to aid their recovery from catastrophic injuries and illness.

A Path Emerges: a Green Road update

sun shines through the leaves of the trees in a bright green forest

Our 20 volunteers came care of the Yellow Ribbon Fund, led by Executive Director Mark Robbins. They included a dozen middle school students from Our Lady of Good Counsel School.

The Green Road Makes the Cut

three people pose for a picture in the woods at future Green Road site

The TKF Foundation notified us that the Green Road has been selected as a finalist in the Open Spaces Sacred Places national grants program.