My name is Peter Scott and I am the founder of Fields 4 Valor. I am a veteran and have had my own challenge in reinventing myself after service. Which has been much more challenging than it seemed while I was in service. However, I have been very fortunate in many key ways during my transition. I was in a relationship where my now wife had a house and a well-paying job and supported me during my soul searching and healing after the war. I have known veterans who have gone in all directions after the military from prison to private contracting, corporate executive jobs, mental treatment programs and drug dependency programs. From my person experience I know that I have only begun to feel like a success at life after making a major change in career and lifestyle from Counterintelligence Agent to now an Urban Farmer.
F4V has managed to get a small plot of land through a private land owner in Hyattsvillle, Maryland and needs more. Our small plot will provide food for five families currently living in housing provided by Operation Homefront in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Families currently live there rent-free while they transition and have one year to get on their feet before they have to move out. This is a perfect partnership for F4V they are housing our target population; Veterans with families who are transitioning from military to civilian lives and struggling to make ends meet while reinventing their own and family’s lives.
Most veterans I know who have succeeded in their own post service life and happiness have done one of two things. Either continued on to the civilian twin of their military career or completely changed the direction of their work. I believe this is especially true of combat veterans. F4V aims to give crucial support to those making the hard transition of changing careers and lifestyle with or without families and with or without injury. Allowing members to use money that would be otherwise be dedicated to groceries to be spent on items such as utilities, clothing, school, rent, and/or transportation. Food provided to members will be coming directly from where it is grown, increasing its quality and nutritional density.
We have already found some wonderful supporters allowing us to start operations. As grow we will need more. In addition to using sustainable and natural agricultural processes we are also searching for ways to make the program financially sustainable.
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