Newsletter – June 2013

Newsletter – June 2013

Let the Social Action Campaign begin….

Simply producing a documentary film is not enough, not if you want to impact change.
Audience engagement is vital. 

The Ground Operations social action campaign creates an evening of delicious, farm-fresh food; a veteran-farmer who speaks about their journey from the military into agriculture; a screening of Ground Operations: Battlefields to Farmfields;  and ends with audience engagement that connects people and resources, strengthening communities by introducing  local veterans who are becoming farmers, ranchers and artisan food producers.

We invite everyone to the table:  Join the mission, share the vision.



Upcoming Screenings:
July 3: Yoga for Heroes & Ground Ops, Des Moines, IA
August 24:  
American Legion National Convention, Houston,TX
Sept 20:  Veteran Organic Farm Program at the
Rodale Institute, Kutztown, PA

Sept 24-28:  Growing Veterans and three military bases,
Bellingham, Tacoma & Bremerton, WA

Oct 11:  Farmer Veteran Coalition in Berkeley & Bay Area, CA
Nov 8: National Institute of Food & Agriculture (USDA), WDCEmail us for details:




We featured Navy vet, Frank Golbeck’s Golden Coast Mead and U.S. Marine Jerome Yoscovitz’ Kaught Up Ketchup, with an Italian meal and a screening, hosted by Your Local Hive at the stunning Peter Fetterman Gallery.

“Films that empower the human spirit” – Set on the dramatic Northern California coast; we were one of four films featured, along with workshops & outrageous organic food.

Wish List:
  • Good quality HD projector
  • Airline miles – Hotel points
  • Corporate sponsors who value supporting the triple bottom line: People, Planet and Profit.

The good folks of Pasadena raised $3,000 to help support both our national outreach campaign, as well as contributing to the greenhouse capital campaign for Amy vet, Edgar Hercila.

Early May found Ray and me reuniting with Ground Ops Navy vets, Althea Raiford, Bridget & Coleman Ruiz to enjoy our screening at the G.I. Film Fest.  We  also gave away dozens of DVDs to Congressional members, legislative aides and non-profits to support Farm Bill programs for veterans transitioning into careers in agriculture. 


America needs a million new farmers … Veterans want the job!

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