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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A hearty shoutout to The Country Store, Mount Vernon Store Manager Danica Lisle-Crawley for keeping an attractive donation jar on the checkout counters for customers to donate to the Growing Veterans Farm.
We are very grateful to Danica and her staff, and to the many customers who donate. This is the 4th year the donation jar has been prominently displayed, yielding several hundred dollars so far, just in "change"! We are humbled by the support of The Country Store and its generous customers.
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A huge thanks to @scratchandpeck and @welcometochickenlandia for an outstanding and informative workshop at our Lynden Farm!! We learned tips on how to get your flock started, and learned how to ferment and sprout your grains to raise healthy, happy chickens.
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Björn the Farmhound helping us with weeding. Good boy!
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Come on down to @bellewoodfarms today and tomorrow to pick yourself up some organic, veteran grown plant starts!! Bellewood is also hosting some great Easter activities for the kids, and the weather can’t be any better.
All starts are grown and maintained by veterans on site at our Lynden Farm.
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Evening patrol with @vetpaw, checking on the Black Rhino. **All Rhinos Are De-horned on this Reserve** #Veterans #veteranshelpingveterans #organic #conservation #rhino #africa #nightops

Growing Veterans team members will be leaving for South Africa to work on a feasibility study for a community farm. Excited to be working with another veteran organization @vetpaw - this non-profit is doing incredible work protecting wildlife from poaching, and training veterans and locals to do the same” #vetpaw #southafrica #communityfarm #veterans #veteranshelpingveterans

Hops are trained, irrigation is in, and we are picking our bees up this weekend. Spring is here!
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It’s planting time on the farm, and we use @myriadcbd to help stay focused and relaxed.

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Just a couple of vets discussing cover cropping (and taking in the view)