Events & News


Growing Veterans has received media attention for its innovative veteran farm and peer support programs - featured in national news and media outlets to include NY Times, USA Today, American Legion Magazine and regional and local news channels. We have also been published in the inaugural issue of the peer-reviewed Journal of Veterans Studies (click here for PDF)

Watch featured videos or scroll down for news stories:

Growing Veterans from Note Suwanchote on Vimeo.

MLK Day - A Community In Action from Dan Hammill on Vimeo.

  • Our director is quoted back when Growing Veterans was just a dream… great article about local food systems

  • Feature Article (March 2017)

  • GV Featured on Veterans Day 2018

  • Inspiring story about Joel Swenson, GV's Farm Manager and Afghanistan veteran (October 2018).

  • (August 2014) Veterans look to farming to grow and heal

  • Radio host Guy Occhiogrosso President/CEO of the Bellingham Chamber of Commerce talks to with Michael Frazier, Growing Veterans Executive Director (June 2018)

  • (2015) Growing Veterans recognized on the national HillVets 100 list!

  • Immersive story featuring our Co-founder and Marine Purple Heart veteran of Iraq & Afghanistan (July 2016)

  • (March 2015) Growing Veterans featured on KING 5 news, showing our peer-support in action.

  • Front Page (April 2017)

  • Features Executive Director Kenny Holzemer in “From the Ground Up” interview. (July 2016)

  • Featuring our Co-founder and Marine Purple Heart veteran of Iraq & Afghanistan (July 2016)

  • J.M. Kaplan Innovation Prize Award (November 2015)

  • “Growing Veterans wins $175,000 mentoring grant”

  • “What’s Kaplan Doing with Its Innovation Prize? And what have they learned?”

  • New generation of veterans are finding new ways to serve after service (November 2015).

  • (November 2015) “Markets on a Mission to Support Veterans”

  • (October 2015) An up-to-date snapshot of our new farm site in Skagit County and developing programs.

  • (July 2015) Humbling write up and video featuring one of our veterans and Gold Star Family members.

  • (June 2015) Great update on GV’s development and ongoing operations.

  • (2015) Updates on Growing Veterans and their national recognition of the Hill Vets 100 list.

  • (January 2015) Chris Brown’s “How heavy is thy burden?” Republished on

  • (September 2014) To save family farms from corporate buyout, retiring farmers connect with a new generation.

  • (April 2014) 42 minute segment with our Director discussing the most recent status of Growing Veterans developing operations

  • (June 2014) Front page feature about our operations and future goals!

  • (April 2014) Our Director discusses foundation story and a bit about our developing Outposts.

  • (Nov. 2013) does a great job highlighting the successes from our first season

  • (June 2014)Highlights the amazing work being done at our 21 Acres Outpost!

  • Highlights the trend of veterans becoming farmers, featuring Growing Veterans

  • (June 2014): a solid write up about GV!

  • Learn about how Growing Veterans is helping local veteran college students

  • Highlights combat veterans using farming as a source of personal and professional development, featuring Growing Veterans

  • A great spread about what we do and why we do it

  • Learn more about Growing Veterans

  • A 30 minute segment highlighting our humble beginnings!

  • Learn a bit about how we got started