Tackling Veteran Homelessness Through Farming
By Grit Staff | Jun 10, 2014
In the hands of founder Matthew Shepley, Veterans Helping Veterans of America has been on a mission since 2009 to end veteran homelessness. The former United States Marine had a vision that every U.S. veteran would have a place to call home when so many struggle with the transition back to civilian life.
VHVA’s daughter organization, VHV of Western North Carolina, has been developing a veteran residence where vets also work on a farm and receive job training in sustainable energy and agriculture. For more information, visit Veterans Helping Veterans of America.
Train Children to Hunt, Forage, and Identify Plants
Our world has never introduced more technology into our individual lives, offering our children so many roadblocks to natural learning. That’s why it’s so important that parents make a concentrated effort to train our children in almost-forgotten skills of plant identification, foraging and harvesting wild game. Not only do traditional skills provide learning that cannot […]
Letter from Editor Caitlin Wilson emphasizing the need for community, neighbors, connections and communication.
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