Farming program provides fertile ground for Colorado veterans

Chatfield Farms offers an opportunity for growth and renewal through its Veterans Farm Program

By Libby Rainey 

It’s 9 a.m. The sun is high in the sky and Chatfield Farms is buzzing with activity. Kids sprint down pathways toward the gardens, bees zoom from flower to flower, and on a farm plot nearly hidden from view, a group of veterans tends the land.

As the summer heat rises, these novice farmers work methodically, pulling weed after weed from soil where they recently harvested carrots. They’ll spend all day toiling as part of the Veterans Farm Program, a 10-week crash course in farming.

“It takes equal parts bravery and stupidity to get into organic farming,” Scott Cameron, who served four years in the Army’s airborne infantry, said as he dug his hands into the soil. “Who better than a couple of grunts?”

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