The Veterans Healing Farm (VHF) farm community fosters interpersonal relationships, self-empowerment, and peer support. Members share farm responsibilities and receive an unlimited amount of organically grown fruits and vegetables for personal consumption. They also have access to all community events, such as potluck dinners, camping retreats, concerts, bonfires, and outdoor movies.
Friendship, connectedness, and community are essential to overall wellness. In addition to encouraging healthy habits like eating well, interpersonal relationships, and physical activity, we help cultivate self-worth. This can be achieved when our members realize that they are an important part of the community, and that others trust and depend on their contributions.
By supporting other veterans to replicate our farm community model, VHF works to create a decentralized network of self-governing micro-communities dedicated to sharing knowledge and resources, cultivating interpersonal relationships, and fostering personal empowerment.