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Claverack, New York
Local food/farms
31 July 2014 05:29PM

Heroic Food is a new non-profit project offering the first comprehensive, tuition-free residential farmer training program for veterans in the United States. The program, developed in partnership with the Farmer Veteran Coalition (www.farmvetco.org), is based on a newly-purchased 18-acre property on Fish & Game Road, where trainees will live free of charge during 1 to 2 years of training. Taking advantage of the Hudson Valley’s burgeoning independent farming community, Heroic Food will place veterans in paid training positions on local farms, while offering additional courses and workshops in farm skills, value-added food production, and farm-business planning. The program focuses on sustainable and regenerative growing techniques, with an emphasis on self-reliance and ecological stewardship. Heroic Food is being incubated under the fiscal sponsorship of the Hawthorne Valley Association (http://hawthornevalleyassociation.org).

For more info, please feel free to contact us by email at info@heroicfood.org or by phone at (518) 821-1504. We are currently accepting applications for the 2015 growing season.

Web: http://heroicfood.org
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/heroicfood/
Apply: http://heroicfood.org/apply-now

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[…] Heroic Food is a tuition-free farmer-training program for military veterans in partnership with the FVC. Heroic Food places veterans in paid on-farm apprenticeships and teaches them about sustainable farming, agricultural trade, and food crafting. […]

[…] Heroic Food is a tuition-free farmer-training program for military veterans in partnership with the FVC. Heroic Food places veterans in paid on-farm apprenticeships and teaches them about sustainable farming, agricultural trade, and food crafting. […]

 

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