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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.

  • GV Featured on Veterans Day (November 2018)

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

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

  • Front Page (April 2017)

  • Feature Article (March 2017)

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

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

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

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

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

  • (November 2015) “Growing Veterans wins $175,000 mentoring grant”.

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

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

  • (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.

  • (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.

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

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

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

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

  • Learn more about Growing Veterans

  • A 30 minute segment highlighting our humble beginnings!

  • Our director is quoted back when Growing Veterans was just a dream… great article about local food systems (2012)