What We Do

The Farm

Situated in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, between the Cascade Mountain Range and the Puget Sound, our certified organic farm serves as the cornerstone for Growing Veterans. This is where our peer-support and community engagement ethos come to life. We invite folks from all over the community to come and join us, because it’s impossible for a veteran to fully come home without being an active member of their community again. Vet's are welcomed home, stereotypes are broken, and friendships are formed.

Questions? Want to volunteer? Contact our Outreach and Communications Manager, Sean Dalgarn: dalgarn@growingveterans.org

Click here to find farm address, map, and directions.

Veterans

We are a place you can find purpose and camraderie again. We serve as a professional stepping stone, giving vets an opportunity to build their resume and their individual skill sets. Opportunities for vets to get involved include employment, volunteerism, internships, and work-study. Activities with us do not have to be limited to peer-support, farm, or market - we have veterans helping out with organizational development, fundraising, business and community networking, and educational projects.

Community Members

We show you how to truly live out the phrase: "Thank you for your service". We provide a means for veterans and the community to work alongside each other. By sowing seeds in the fields together, we also sow lasting friendships and help bridge the gap between the military veteran and civilian populations. A day on the farm with our vets removes previously held stereotypes and shows our community that veterans are assets and allies in the sustainable agriculture movement. The honor and support we’ve received from the community has been invaluable. We couldn’t exist without you!


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Chicken treats! Courtesy of @scratchandpeck

Just another day on the farm.
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We are using a grow tent for germinating seeds this year! Our first round of tomatoes, peppers, basil and lettuce are well on their way. More updates as we get ready for our Annual Plant sale in May!
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What a great tour of the farm at Washington State Soldiers Home in Orting! A big thanks to Matt, @duane4801 and fellow Veterans Conservation Corps interns!
The Washington Soldiers Home is located on 181 acres in the beautiful Puyallup Valley near Orting. Established in 1891, this was the first of four homes built for Washington state veterans

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#Repost @doc_dailey87 ・・・
Woke up this morning @growingveterans farm under Mt. Baker this morning. The farm manager Joel(former medic like me) hooked me up with a bunch of goodies for the farm. Such a beautiful place and awesome people. Can’t wait to get back up there to put some real work in! #growingveterans #mtbaker #mountain #volcano #farm #veteranfarmer #armymedics

Day 2 Vet Corps Mid Year Conference. We have the privilege to tour the Washington State Soldiers Home today in Orting with some fellow VCC Interns!
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Our Interns and Farm Manager are attending the Americorps/Vet Corps Middle of the Year Conference in Fife. Great opportunity to network and support our fellow veterans!
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View from the King County Veterans Consortium. Great group of people working to help the veterans community.

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What an epic sunrise Monday morning!
It was a beautiful day to start our first round of seeding for 2019.

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