Maine AgrAbility Helps Military Vets Continue Farming
Lancaster Farming reported on Holly Pickens, U.S. Army veteran, owner of Wabi-Sabi Farm in Whiting, and a client of Maine’s AgrAbility veterans program for farmers experiencing disability issues related to their military service.
“I’m a veteran of the Army and I have some PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) from trauma nursing,” said Pickens. “I find farming is so therapeutic and I know a lot of other veterans who are doing the same thing because it gives you that quiet purpose.”
Anne Devin, coordinator of the veteran division of AgrAbility, said of Pickens and her partner Shelley Hart, “AgrAbility only had to link them up with a business mentor, and they took off running, putting together a business plan and securing funding.”