Karl and Nancy Falster at WarriorsThatFarm.comare undergoing a radical shift in their farming focus.As a Vietnam vet, Karl is reinventing the farm to be a foundation for retraining and rehabilitating disenfranchised, recently-returned veterans. There seems to be an outpouring of people excited to support it.
See what they have to offer:
Warriors that Farm is a value added working farm where returning American veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts are provided, education and fulfillment with a permanent source of sustainable income: the family farm. Through a developing network of Farmers and Ranchers, help is given to transition into the community. If you're a returning veteran looking for a fresh start; a first-class opportunity to learn how to farm sustainably; welcome, you are at the right place.
They hope to replicate the program in local communities everywhere.
The Warriors That Farm ministry is integrating two pre-existing outreaches...
- Grounding Operations is teaching veterans to farm.
- Roots Memphis is helping low income people convert abandoned property into productive farming businesses.
Also watch this local news report on Roots Memphis - 4.5 min