Bold Life: All I See is the Mission

John Mahshie’s goals lie between the rows. The former U.S. Airman founded Veterans Healing Farm in Hendersonville with his wife, administrative coordinator Nicole Mahshie. Helped by a corps of volunteers, the couple donates thousands of pounds of produce each season to area veterans through a central location: the Charles George...

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Surveying the Rows at Veterans Healing Farm

In this picture, Air Force veteran John Mahshie peruses the anise hyssop and bee balm among the lush acres of Veterans Healing Farm, the Hendersonville nonprofit he runs with his wife Nicole on long-held family land. This summer, the Mahshies sowed an American Flag garden visible from the air, a...

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Happy Thanksgiving Video

This new “Happy Thanksgiving” video reveals the tremendous progress we’ve made on the “VHF Community Center” and convey’s the gratitude and the thankfulness we have for all of the people who helped make 2016 possible! To contribute to our “Thanksgiving Crowdfunding Campaign” please click here:

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VA Hospital Free Farm Stand

Brothers in arms: Local nonprofits give back

With Veterans Day fast approaching, the customary forms of American celebration will be prominently on display: parades through city streets, moments of silence briefly interrupting broadcast media, solemn ceremonies at landmarks across the country, special discounts at restaurants and shops. Beyond those symbolic gestures, however, stands a large and growing...

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Veterans Healing Farm

The Day After Veterans Day…

I’ll be the first to admit Veterans Day is pretty freaking sweet. As an Air Force Veteran, it is my favorite holiday of the year! Seriously, who wouldn’t appreciate a free meal, haircut, dental cleaning or oil change. However, all good things must come to an end. The sixty-four dollar...

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