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 Farm Manager, Joel Swenson: swenson@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, professional 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: "Thanks 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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Always a great time when our friends from @bellinghamfoodbank come out to harvest! #kale #lettuce #veteranagriculture

Another super successful morning at the @bham_chamber Networking Breakfast. Always a pleasure seeing familiar faces and meeting new ones as well.

Thank you @mktg_inc for another great volunteer day! We got our garlic and hops mulched, and painted our chicken coop

Hanging out at the @westernwashingtonuniversity Internship/Volunteer Fair! We now offer an Off Campus Work Study Program through WWU, and will be looking for interns Spring 2019.

Huge thank you to the friendly folks of Northwest Hearts United for allowing the GV crew to come to their Breakfast at the Barn. It’s an equine workshop for Veterans, Active Service members and First Responders. Participation is free and all their information can be found at nwheartsunited.com. #growingveterans #pnw #veteranagriculture #equinetherapy #veteransupport #therapy #westernwashington

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#gleaning kale & pie pumpkins for #bellinghamfoodbank Thank you @growingveterans #growingveterans ...a rad farm owned & operated by veterans! Check out their produce stand by the Lynden VFW (bring cash its honor system) or better yet... their organic hops debuting at #aslandbrewery in a Charlie Foxtrot IPA this Saturday!! @aslanbrewing #giveback #supportyourveterans

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We’d like to take a moment and shine the spotlight on @growingveterans. We’ve had the pleasure to partner with this non-profit farm in Lynden and couldn’t be more excited to be collaborating on our upcoming fresh hop beer, Charlie Foxtrot IPA. The organic hops used in the beer were grown at GV, purchased at full price by Aslan, and will be featured in our Charlie Foxtrot IPA - which will make its debut on September 29th.
Check out the blog linked in the bio to learn more about this partnership and head over to the Growing Veterans website to show them some love!
#aslanbrewing #growingveterans #freshhopipa #charliefoxtrot

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Tomorrow! Join us at the Fresh Hop Forum ~ starting at 3PM at the @aslandepot!
⚠️This event is FREE to attend for the public. VIP is sold out, but doors still open to the public for normal hours.
• Food from @local.tide starts at 3PM
• Music from Grateful Dead cover band Sleepy Alligators starts at 5PM
• Charlie Foxtrot Fresh Hop IPA cans available exclusively at the Fresh Hop Forum. Support @growingveterans!
See ya’ll tomorrow!