In keeping with Vermont values of agriculture and local sourcing, we unite veterans with their community through marketable skills such as farming, mechanics and woodworking.
Using local resources to train the veterans in farm work will offer professional potential, as well as provide a therapeutic environment to transition back to civilian life. Vermont is going through a transition as well. Smaller, family style farms are more at center stage as interest grows in local, sustainable production. These farms are diversifying and increasing their value-added products, which change according to season and harvest. We follow this model and use our finest produce to feed our volunteers as well as teach cooking skills.
We will also provide education in valuable technical skills, ideally supplementing mechanical skills veterans may have already acquired during service.