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Helping introduce military veterans to farming

July 7, 2010 | 10:25 am

Farming

Colin Archipley and his wife, Karen, own Archi's Acres, which grows herbs and greens -- and avocados -- on six acres, some of which he owns and some of which he rents, selling at farmers markets and to Whole Foods and other retailers. They have also started Veterans Sustainable Agriculture Training, an organization geared toward working with service-disabled, combat-experienced post-9/11 veterans.

Read more about how the couple, and others, are encouraging former soldiers, sailors and Marines to consider careers in farming and other food-related businesses.

Photo: Colin Archipley of Archi's Acres, left, points out an irrigation system to a veteran. Credit: Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times

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