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 Volunteer 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, 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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Batten down the hatches!!! High winds have claimed our hoop-house plastic, where our romaine lettuce grows. Time for some new plastic... again... #growingveterans #veterans #teamrubiconregion10 #veteranshelpingveterans

Breakfast and equine therapy for veterans hosted at Circle K Ranch by NW Hearts United

Got some kale in today despite the windstorm damage. It will take more than a windstorm to stop this crew! Our lettuce didn’t survive, but this Kale from @uprising.seeds should do great under the low tunnel for now.
#growingveterans #veteranshelpingveterans #whatcomcounty #pnw #certifiedorganic #bellinghamwa #lyndenwa #ferndalewa #veteransconservationcorps #farmerveterancoalition

Growing Veterans

GV interns working together to build bee boxes. You can almost smell the honey now .

Happy New Years to everyone! Thank you all for a great year in 2018, and for all the continued support from our followers and community. We can’t wait to see what 2019 brings

Huge shoutout to @mktg_inc for an awesome volunteer day and supplies for the farm! #mktg #dirttherapy #scratchandpeckfeeds #scratchandpeck #whatcomfarms #veteranfarms

Meet our new Volunteer and Communications Manager, Sean Dalgarn!
Sean served in the United States Airforce from 2005 to 2009 as a Security Forces airman. He deployed to Iraq in 2005, 2007 and Kuwait in 2008. After being honorably discharged from active duty service, Sean completed a Bachelors in Arts in Human Services at Western Washington University. Growing Veterans provides Sean the opportunity to share his passion for sustainable agriculture and veteran advocacy

Rodrick & Jered (GV Interns)are repurposing the wood container that held 20 new panels for our greenhouse. ♻️ #growingveterans#veteranshelpingveterans#lyndenwa#recycle