Ground Operations – Movie Screening 3/26


The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are winding down and the Department of Defense is in force reduction mode. Joint Base Lewis McChord is looking to reduce its footprint by 11,000 Soldiers and Service members over the next 2 years. Our region of Thurston, Pierce and Mason Counties are projected to have the highest Post 9/11 Veteran population growth rate in the State of Washington through 2020.

A new form of therapy and hope for Veterans in transition is emerging. Could horticulture, agriculture and dirt work be the answer? New partnerships are emerging in our community that afford veterans an opportunity to heal, and to ground their skills and talents through service, building gardens and growing food that nourishes families with locally grown produce. For some veterans, this passion will grow into viable farm based businesses that feed and sustain communities and our local economy.

Please join GRuB ,Growing Veterans, Enterprise for EquityOly Float,Rainier Therapeutic Riding, Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Veterans Conservation Corp as we explore the film Ground Operations and open the floor to discuss both the military draw down and the relationship between food security and successful Veteran transition!

More on the movie here.
Event info here.