Growing Veterans farm gets boost from AmeriCorps volunteers

May 13, 2017
The Skagit Valley Herald (WA)

AmeriCorps volunteer Kira Chatham knelt in the dirt Thursday morning at the Growing Veterans farm, pulling weeds and rocks from a garden bed and tossing them into a bucket. For the past two weeks, Chatham and nine other college-age AmeriCorps volunteers have helped get the farm in shape for the growing season, said farm mentor Mike Hackett. “It’s given us a real boost in terms of morale as well as actual physical help,” Hackett said. “We are normally a skeleton crew here.”

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