DON’T FORGET

DON’T FORGET

THE FREE DINNER AT CAFÉ DEL VALLE

IN ANTONITO

VETERAN FIELDS—VETERANS COALITION—SLV LOCAL FOODS—CONEJOS CLEAN WATER

PRESENT

FREE LOCAL FOODS DINNER FOR VETERANS, FAMILIES, AND THE COMMUNITY

SATURDAY, AUGUST 26, 2017

CAFÉ DEL VALLE

ANTONITO

5:00 PM

Come hear the latest about how Veteran Fields’ can help veterans start their own farm.

Hear the stories of local veterans—Alfonzo Abeyeta—Maury Grimm—Reyes Garcia.

Indulge in fresh food prepared by Nature’s Table and the Local Foods Coalition.

Enjoy the freshest veggies harvested from Valleybound Antonito School and Community Garden.

LEARN HOW VETERAN FIELDS

CAN HELP YOU TRANSITION FROM

THE BATTLE FIELD TO THE FARM.

Veterans Coalition Visits Not Forgotten Outreach

“I can’t stop wars and there will always be soldiers, but I can do this little bit,” declared Kym Sanchez, founder and president of Not Forgotten Outreach (NFO) as she gazed out at 10,000 garlic plants growing tall.

This garlic and other produce finds its way onto Taos community tables such as the Farmhouse Café school lunch and garden program, which provides school children with approximately 300-500 pounds of fresh vegetables a week in 2016.

Sanchez was “NCIOC” of Casualty Assistants for the Army, a daunting task without the added heartbreak of finding her beloved husband incoming for body preparation to be returned home. Sanchez has never fully recovered from this experience and wanted to provide a respite and healing place for veterans and their families to come, feel safe, feel celebrated and to get involved in the healing aspects of farming and nature.

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Therapeutic Farm Programs at Not Forgotten Outreach Inc – Taos, NM

The San Luis Valley Veterans Fields Program and their partners will be visiting this amazing farm on June 2, 2017 to learn how Don and Kym were able to achieve such tremendous successes.  That important knowledge will then be brought back into the Valley and shared with our community.  This will assist us tremendously as we implement our own veteran farmer pilot projects locally.

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Veterans Coalition / SLV Food Coalition partner to inaugurate Veteran Fields

Veterans to Farmers SLV

 

Military service comes in many forms. Veterans’ service is as diverse as their faces.

From World Wars to the Middle East; from musicians to direct combat. Every story

has its ending…some good, some bad, some traumatic and all heroic.

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