Combat Boots to Cowboy Boots

Image by Jim Legans Jr.

Though it has been covered in the LA Times, The NY Times, on NPR, and probably countless other places, I still feel I want to share it here….just in case you missed it.  There is a significant movement to bring returning military veterans into the farming community.  Veterans Sustainable Agriculture Training helps soldiers heal, integrate and decompress as well as enabling them to become the new food hero’s that we all so desperately need.   I have read each of these articles and quite frankly the whole thing brings tears to my eyes….I am so proud of the people that are organizing these programs and I am so proud of the veterans-cum-farmers.

archis acre veterans shaping a sustainable world

One of most noted programs is at the farm called Archi’s Acres,  but there are other programs at the University of New Hampshire as well as the University of Nebraska. (and hopefully more in the works!)

Spread the love

Get My Free Newsletter

Connect with Nature.

Get Inspired.

Make Change.


Please enter your name.
Please enter a valid email address.
Something went wrong. Please check your entries and try again.

Join the 10-day Garden Design Challenge

container garden collage by rochelle greayer

Let's get your garden in shape so you can enjoy peaceful & nourishing time in your own piece of the great outdoors.

Sign up below to get started:

rochelle greayer

Hi, I'm Rochelle and for 18 years I have worked as a landscape designer, author/writer, and design teacher. I've designed residential and hospitality (for hotels, restaurants, and spas) gardens across the USA and in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. After many years of teaching garden design topics in person, I launched the PITH + VIGOR Boot Camp series in early 2018. Through my blog, social media, and online courses (Garden Design Bootcamp and Planting Design Boot Camp) I aim to help homeowners learn how to confidently design and create home gardens that reflect their own personal and unique style.
Posted in

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.