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Ground Operations shows how veterans, farms need one another in film screening – KyForward.com

A free screening of a film about simultaneously securing the future of America’s food supply and the future of returning veterans comes to Lexington on Oct. 24. As with so many new ideas, the idea of getting returning veterans to help themselves and others through farming came to Sgt. Adam Burke of Jacksonville, Florida, at […]

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Ground Operations: Battlefields to Farmfields – Santa Barbara Independent

America Needs A Million New Farmers, Veterans Want the Job! Joined by filmmaker Dulanie Ellis, in honor of the Veteran’s Day holiday, Santa Barbara Permaculture Network hosts a film showing of “Ground Operations: Battlefields to Farmfields, a inspiring documentary describing a national movement to connect veterans to agriculture. In a world full of problems, Ground […]

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Turning Swords to Ploughshares is a Balm for Veterans – Grist

Let Us Beat Swords Into Plowshares statue at U.N. Headquarters in NYC. At the Farm to Table conference, I got to see the new documentary, Ground Operations: Battlefield to Farmfield, and there was one part that really got to me. A veteran farmer described getting a call from a fellow soldier who was having a […]

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A Veteran’s Journey from Battlefield to Farmfield – Edible Madison

The military and farming have a lot in common. They both demand everything you’ve got … and then some. The divide between the vision and the reality can be wide. You have to have commitment and resourcefulness beyond measure. Neither have been an easy path for Steve Acheson, Army veteran and founder of Peacefully Organic […]

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Film shows the benefits of program that turns America’s veterans into America’s farmers – Fox 4 News – Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Dulanie Ellis, film producer, was a guest on the FOX 4 Morning Show on Thursday. The award-winning film, Ground Operations: Battlefields to Farmfields has been screened by the US Department of Agriculture and on Capitol Hill. The mission is simple. America needs a million new farmers and veterans want the job. […]

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Film shows the benefits of program that turns America’s veterans into America’s farmers – Fox 4 News – Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Dulanie Ellis, film producer, was a guest on the FOX 4 Morning Show on Thursday. The award-winning film, Ground Operations: Battlefields to Farmfields has been screened by the US Department of Agriculture and on Capitol Hill. The mission is simple. America needs a million new farmers and veterans want the job. […]

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Cultivate KC & Battlefields to Farmfields – KKFI Community Radio

Host Craig Lubow from Eco Radio KC interviews Dulanie Ellis, the director and producer of the documentary film “Ground Operations: Battlefields To Farmfields” that will be shown as part of the Kansas City Film Festival on April 10th. Dulanie comes in at 35:40. The program begins with an interview with Katherine Kelly, the Executive Director and […]

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Cultivate KC & Battlefields to Farmfields – KKFI Community Radio

Host Craig Lubow from Eco Radio KC interviews Dulanie Ellis, the director and producer of the documentary film “Ground Operations: Battlefields To Farmfields” that will be shown as part of the Kansas City Film Festival on April 10th. Dulanie comes in at 35:40. The program begins with an interview with Katherine Kelly, the Executive Director and […]

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Vets could transition from battlefield to farm field – PilotOnline.com

Dozens of people volunteer each week at New Earth Farm in Pungo. But farmer John Wilson noticed something special when Coleman Ruiz showed up. “That guy could work,” Wilson said. “He’s the kind of guy who, when he’s confronted with a problem, he figures out a solution. That guy is relentless.” Ruiz didn’t master those […]

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Ground Ops: Happy Earth Day to Returning Vets – OpEdNews.com

When veterans come marching home again, many are hugely traumatized, 50 percent of them suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Some become street people–the current figure is 100,000, currently comprising 25 percent of all in this category; some commit suicide, and some go home to families forever changed. Some get jobs but can’t hold them […]

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