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Growing Veterans: looking for farms/ farm agencies to partner with

Started Dec 3, 2012 0 Replies

Growing Veterans is an up-and-coming project under the umbrella of Growing Washington- a local non-profit with robust CSA and market…Continue

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"Check out the awesome articles being posted by military veterans on our blog, The Horn: http://growingveterans.org/the-horn/"
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Our Mission: To foster an environment where military veterans are empowered to be responsible stewards, leaders, and active participants in their community – and to share the lessons we’ve learned about humanity with the world.Click to:-Volunteer-Learn more-Sign up for…See More
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Growing Veterans: looking for farms/ farm agencies to partner with

Growing Veterans is an up-and-coming project under the umbrella of Growing Washington- a local non-profit with robust CSA and market programs. We exist to harness the skills and leadership of Post 9/11 veterans to develop communities through sustainable agriculture.In order to assist military veterans in their transition home, we are attempting to build a network of farms and farmers that we can  utilize to plug veterans into for…See More
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Everyone has a share. BUGS is dedicated to assisting with the design, implementation, and ongoing maintenance of the urban food revolution, not neglecting its parallel educational opportunities and responsibilities.See More
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We will be supporting existing community and TW food security-oriented projects, organizations, and the local ag industry; assessing gaps and how to fill them; and starting a plan for dramatically increasing food security in the next 10-20 years.
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How are you currently involved in the Transition?
I am director of an organization that aims to bring Post 9/11 veterans into the sustainable agriculture community. "like" us on facebook to see updates on what we're up to: www.facebook.com/GrowingVeterans
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
Interested in sustainability, natural building, alternative energy, permaculture/gardening, sustainable agriculture, and building social capital.
Do you have particular interests, skills, talents or resources you would like to bring to Transition Whatcom?
Innovative and creative leadership that was founded in the US Marine Corps, tested in combat, and now being used to help others in my community.
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Bellingham
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http://www.linkedin.com/in/cdbrownvet
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At 2:48pm on December 8, 2012, Heather K said…

Hi Chris!  Growing Veterans is such a great idea!  I appreciate the work you are doing to bring the people back to the farm!

At 8:54pm on November 15, 2011, Forest Garden said…

HELLO CHRIS, in response to:

How are you currently involved in the Transition?
Hello all, I am a student @ WWU and I hope to remain in Whatcom after I graduate. I have leadership experience and am in the process of planning a non profit that incorporates alternative building methods such as cob, straw bale, rammed earth, etc. I have one more internship opportunity for school that starts in January and I am wondering if there is anyone who has experience or knowledge in those building methods that would be willing to get creative with me and be my intern supervisor. Only stipulation: my program (human services) requires the supervisor to have a masters level education. Let me know if you are interested or have ideas!

I am currently submitting grants to help fund a project involving youth, urban ecology ~ of which there is a natural building component.  I would be happy to work with you ~ one of the organizations I am working with will have the Master degree/ nonprofit component you need.
Forest Garden, is a program under the non profit by Community Connections.  Our current work is in plant and landscape education.
I have met a builder who has worked at a youth camp near Seattle and they have been building natural structures he will be working with us as well, I can get you his number.
There is a cob structure being built on Donovan St near the corner of  21rst. You can stop in there on Sundays.  Shannon Maris has a enews for gardeners you can find out more information on there. 
You can reach me at 360 393 7818.   Allain Van Laanen
 
 
 

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