Organic Gardening

Get dirty, have fun and grow more food with great gardening tips from real-life gardeners.

Add to My MSN

Veterans Sustainable Agriculture Training

7/5/2014 6:57:00 PM

Tags: beginning farmers, veterans, California, Karen Archipley and Jessica Molina

Karen And Colin Archipley

The Veterans Sustainable Agriculture Training (VSAT) program was created by Colin and Karen Archipleywith one goal: helping their fellow veterans by lending a supportive hand. This program not only teaches agribusiness to our veterans but also provides them with a new start. Since 2006, this program has grown to over 200 graduates with over 50% of them going on to start their own agriculture business.

We here at Archi’s Acres are truly proud of our graduates success, such as Green Bee Farms in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina, ran by married graduates Thomas and Mirka Marlowe. Thomas and Mirka graduated from the VSAT program in the summer of 2011 and now run their own hydroponic farm with some of their products, such as okra, heirloom tomatoes, mint and sprouts, already being sold in supermarkets.

With Colin and Karen’s driven passion, Archi’s Acres looks forward to reaching out and inspiring more lives. Learn more at Archi's Acres.

Photo by Archi’s Acres


Related Content

What's Your Favorite Farm or Homestead Name?

Homesteads and farms often have fun or touching names that etch themselves into our memories. Is th...

Baked Vegetable Chips

Have a lot of leftover garden goodies? Make baked vegetable chips! They are easy, healthy, satisfyin...

Planning for a Successful Farming Business

In this blog, Robert White of Quail Acres Farm shares some of his experiences in the Growing Farmers...

Speak Out Against NAIS

Tell the U.S. Department of Agriculture to abandon their efforts to create and enforce a National An...

Content Tools




Post a comment below.

 







Subscribe Today - Pay Now & Save 66% Off the Cover Price

First Name: *
Last Name: *
Address: *
City: *
State/Province: *
Zip/Postal Code:*
Country:
Email:*
(* indicates a required item)
Canadian subs: 1 year, (includes postage & GST). Foreign subs: 1 year, . U.S. funds.
Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
Non US and Canadian Subscribers - Click Here

Lighten the Strain on the Earth and Your Budget

MOTHER EARTH NEWS is the guide to living — as one reader stated — “with little money and abundant happiness.” Every issue is an invaluable guide to leading a more sustainable life, covering ideas from fighting rising energy costs and protecting the environment to avoiding unnecessary spending on processed food. You’ll find tips for slashing heating bills; growing fresh, natural produce at home; and more. MOTHER EARTH NEWS helps you cut costs without sacrificing modern luxuries.

At MOTHER EARTH NEWS, we are dedicated to conserving our planet’s natural resources while helping you conserve your financial resources. That’s why we want you to save money and trees by subscribing through our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. By paying with a credit card, you save an additional $5 and get 6 issues of MOTHER EARTH NEWS for only $12.00 (USA only).

You may also use the Bill Me option and pay $17.00 for 6 issues.