Growing Veterans Sustainable Development
Location: Washington State
Issue Area: Rehabilitation and Recovery
Growing Veterans empowers veterans to connect with their communities and one another by growing food. Growing Veterans will use its grant from the Bob Woodruff Foundation, to strengthen its organizational infrastructure and enrich its impact on community reintegration by training veterans and community members on issues of peer-support and suicide intervention, and using leadership skills to strengthen the broader sustainable agriculture movement. The Growing Veterans model provides a holistic approach to a multitude of transition issues, while decreasing the stigma that the military veteran population tends to attach with seeking help.