Vocational training for Veterans
By purchasing a pot of coffee you are helping to provide free training for Veterans returning from active duty to gain vocational and life skills at the Loaves and Fishes Farm. The Veterans become paid interns at the farm and they will develop knowledge in many areas such as planning, budgeting, woodworking, plumbing, electrical, animal care, planting and several different growing methods. At the end of this program the Veteran will have a broad exposure of many different styles of farming, and more importantly have life skills that will help them in anything they choose to do in the future. The program cost about $30,000 per year, as the Veteran receives paid wages, help with housing, living expenses, tools, training materials and field trips.