Situated in the beautiful Pacific NW, between the Cascade Mountain Range and the Puget Sound, our certified organic farm serves as the cornerstone for all things Growing Veterans. We use the farm as the catalyst for veteran peer-support and broader community engagement. Since it’s impossible for a veteran to have a successful transition without becoming an active member of their community again, we invite folks from all over the community to come and join us. This allows vets to meet new people and learn they are welcomed in their community, and it will enable civilians to break down any negative stereotypes they may have about the veteran population. Using the farm as the platform, we engage local veterans and community members - bridging the gap and providing an example of the amazing things we can accomplish when we work together.
Questions? Contact our Farm Manager, Joel Swenson: firstname.lastname@example.org
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For veterans, we often serve as a professional stepping stone, giving vets an opportunity to build their resume and their individual skill sets. We are also a place to come, help out, and hang out with other vets who share similar experiences. Opportunities for vets to get involved include employment, professional volunteerism, internships, and fellowship. 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.
For community members, 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!