Our Community Partners

Ground Operations is grateful to have partnered with so many incredible veteran farms and programs, educational institutions, and community groups all over the country. Below is a list of some of our recent Community Partners.

Featured Partner



Thrive Market is an online shopping club on a mission to make healthy living easy and affordable for everyone. Thrivers can buy the best-selling healthy foods and wholesome products in everyday sizes, always up to 50% off retail prices.

Key Collaborative Partners:

Farmer Veteran Coalition (FVC)

The FVC is the leading national effort connecting veterans to agriculture. Their mission to cultivate new generations of farmers and agricultural leaders has helped thousands of veterans turn their farming dreams into meaningful and economically viable careers. They administer the Homegrown by Heroes national label for veteran-grown products and offer small grants through the Bob Woodruff Fellowship Fund.

Farm Credit

Farm Credit provides more than $200 billion in loans and leases to farmers, ranchers, rural homeowners, aquatic producers, timber harvesters, agribusinesses and rural utility companies. They  supported the launch of Homegrown by Heroes and offer education and credit programs for young, beginning, & small producers to veterans.


Our Community Partners

100 Seeds of Change

Acta Non Verba

American Legion

Archi’s Acres

Cal Humanities

Center for Food Safety

Center for Rural Affairs

College of Lake County

Eagle’s Healing Nest

Edible Communities

Edible Flint

Elks Lodge

Fairview Gardens

Farm Credit

Farmer Veteran Coalition

Flint Seed Democracy

Flint Talk Radio


Future Farmers of America

Gilliard Farms

Golden Coast Mead

Growing Healthy People

Growing Veterans

Growing Warriors

Heirloom Peace Gardens

Hub LA

Kaiser Permanente Hospital

Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture

Liberty Prairie Foundation

Lompoc Valley Beekeepers Association

Metabolic Studio

Michigan State University

Midwest Organic Farming Association

Montecito Urban Gardens

National AgrAbility Program

National Institute of Food & Agriculture (USDA)

NC A&T State University

New Earth Farm

New Leaf Foods

Northeast Organic Farmers Association

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

Ojai Valley Green Coalition

Organic Gardening Magazine

Patriot Shellfish Farms LLC

Peacefully Organic Produce

Portland Community College

Prairie Crossing Charter SchoolRodale Institute

San Francisco V.A. Hospital

Santa Barbara Permaculture Network

Santa Barbara Towers Gardens

Santa Cruz Hydroponics

Shooting Star CSA

Simsbury Land Trust

Social Justice Learning Institute

Spokane Conservation District

Sustainable Iowa Land Trust

Texas State University

The Community at Bishops Bay

The Farley Center for Peace, Justice & Sustainability

The Genesee County Land Bank

The Growing Experience

The Veteran Farm

Tidewater Community College

Transition Town Missoula

Tree People

University of Michigan

University of Washington

University of Wisconsin

Urban Ambassadors

Ventura County Food Share

VALOR Program

Veterans Sustainable Agriculture Training

Volunteers of America

Women in the Local Food Scene

Women, Food and Agriculture Network