Growing Veterans — From Battlefields to Organic Farm Fields (293)

GrowingVeterans_550Chris Brown founded Growing Veterans to help returning veterans like himself break their isolation, gain job skills and support each another in their transition back into society. Their 3-acre farm produces organic vegetables for their partner Growing Washington’s CSA (community supported agriculture) boxes. In the greenhouse, farm manager Chris Wolf talks about farming operations. Veteran Glenn Clark, on staff with both organizations, describes how supportive it is for vets to be with one other,  along with finding other programs to match their interests. Justin Power (JP), a Transition Specialist for the federal government, notes the healing in being outdoors with hands dirty, watching creation from planting seed to harvesting healthy food. []

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