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Transitioning from military life back into the civilian sector is a challenge all veterans face. Unfortunately, many veterans lack the tools, support network, and resources needed to meet this challenge.  The results are an alarmingly high rate of veteran suicide, depression, divorce, homelessness, and substance abuse. 
 
Our mission is to serve our nation's veterans by growing and donating high-quality fruits, vegetables, and flower bouquets to veterans and their caregivers free of charge. Additionally, we support veterans by offering workshops on innovative gardening techniques and foster a thriving micro-community of veterans and civilians who build deep friendships and cultivate emotional, physical, and spiritual health.

What We Do

There is a strong sense of community in the military, which is accomplished when young men and women are put together and forced to trust and rely on complete strangers to achieve a goal. These relationships are fast forming under intense pressure. This is a drastic difference compared to civilian life where it is easy to feel isolated, and relationships evolve at a different pace. Veterans Healing Farm was born out of a sincere desire to create a place where veterans can plug into a new community, and discover a new "mission" outside of the military. We believe that friendship, connectedness, and community are essential to overall health and wellness.

In addition to encouraging healthy habits like eating well, interpersonal relationships, and physical activity, we help cultivate a sense of self-empowerment and self-worth. This can be achieved when our members realize that they are an important part of the community and others trust and depend on their contributions. We provide meaningful activity through our garden work, have regular potluck dinners, and host a variety of community events.

Our Core Principles

Holistic Education
We are in the process of building a community center to host training seminars on such topics as horticulture, holistic health, sustainability, animal husbandry, and medicinal herbs. These seminars are intended to train and educate veterans with cutting-edge skills and resources for implementing organic gardening, holistic health, homesteading, and sustainability at their own homes and throughout their lives.

Interpersonal Relationships
A key component of our organization is an emphasis on community building. To accomplish this we facilitate a wide range of activities, the primary being working together on the farm.

Personal Empowerment
Veterans Healing Farm grows a wide variety of fruits & vegetables while employing innovative farming techniques. Much of the food grown is donated to veterans in need and local food banks, providing members an opportunity to serve others and experience a sense of "mission accomplishment".