New workshop added to our organization 2021,
"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.
We use our farm "Loudoun Hall Farm" to assist veterans in raising homegrown produce and providing them a road-map to a career in farming.
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Our goal with this program is to help our veterans heal from wounds of all kinds and to overcome the stigma and misunderstanding that military veterans often face.
Currently, there are more than 20 million veterans of the U.S. Armed Services. The recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have produced more combat veterans, and finding ways to transition soldiers from war to civilian life is critically important right now. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 41 percent of veterans who served since 2001 have a service-related disability, and there are approximately 370,000 unemployed veterans in the United States.
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