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How veterans are powering Colorado’s largest hydro-organic greenhouse


Buck Adams started hiring veterans to work in his greenhouses because it made so much sense. For veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan, a greenhouse is a natural decompression chamber.

“The natural process of seeing life and nurturing life and growing something that feeds others—I think that helps the brain heal itself,” he says.

Read how Buck turned this powerful idea into Colorado’s largest hydro-organic greenhouse.

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  • Chris Marshall

    If you have ever walked into a nursery, full of life - plants, flowers, water dropplets landing on the floor, and that is also playing beautiful music like the symphony - then you can immediately understand how regenerative a place like this can be for anyone. I hope more programs like this - like Team Rubicon - develop and prosper and help our heroes soothe their war-based experiences.

  • Maria Redin

    There is something beautiful and symmetrical about vets taking care of us in faraway lands and then taking care of plants.

    • Alessandra Rizzotti

      I agree. I think any connection to nature is really healing and this is just one example of a great vet program that I've seen. Have you seen any others? I know there's a program where vets work to train pets to become therapy dogs.