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Farm program aims to help returning vets find peace, purpose

Published 06/23/2012, Grand Forks Herald

On a small organic farm outside San Diego, a former combat Marine has found peace and purpose in the tending of plants and in providing other combat veterans a way to find their places in life after war. At Archi’s Acres, the phrase “boots on the ground” has a whole new meaning, and the sounds of those boots working hydroponic “fields” of basil, chard and deep-green lettuce are echoing around the country, including in the Red River Valley.

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