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8/12/2016-- Mount Vernon, WA, USA<br />
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Staff from the Schultz Family Foundation visit the Growing Veterans farm in Mt. Vernon, Washington, about an hour north of Seattle.<br />
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Here, veteran Justin Blotsky, 33, works on teh farm.<br />
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From http://growingveterans.org:<br />
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“Since 2012, Growing Veterans has been combining veteran reintegration with sustainable agriculture. Our unique model addresses the growing desire for alternative therapies for Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), as well as suicide prevention through peer-support and Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) certification. We encourage continued service through volunteerism, and collective impact through collaboration with other local, regional, and national stakeholders.  We provide opportunities for vets in transition to develop their resumes and identify how to translate skills learned in the military to new roles in the civilian sector. Further, our vets serve as leaders in the important movement toward sustainable agriculture”<br />
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Photograph by Stuart Isett. ©2016 Stuart Isett. All rights reserved.