The majority of VETS_CAFE's time is donated to VETC. However, we are able offer PDC delivery for veterans in the western regional area granted a nine month to one year program development lead time. Such contracts are not part of the VETC programming and are the sole contracted work of Abundance Consulting dba VETS_CAFE.
Application for the VETS_CAFE 2020 Summer Permaculture Design Course Intensive to be held at the VETC incubator site from 14/AUG/20 to 29/AUG/20 will be posted in May 2020.
Engaging in those outlets is where we make most of our connections.
Nick Lorax, USMC, presents on natural access and boundary control for the 2012 VETS_CAFE PDC.
In the words of Program Graduates:
"Before I took the Permaculture Design Course with VETS_CAFE I knew I wanted to start a value added food business, but I was rudderless on how to get there. The course introduced me to such concepts as holistic management and the triple bottom line, concepts I have found invaluable in managing day to day activities of my profession. Through his training, supported by motivated classmates, I learned how to take local responsibly grown produce, turn it into a unique value added product, and market it in such a way that benefited myself and my urban and agricultural community alike."
PENNY DEX, Army Veteran, VETS_CAFE 2012 Graduate, Owner, Grassroots Shrub
"The biggest takeaway for me was a newfound understanding and enthusiasm for the importance of a secure food systems. The lessons were simple, practical, and applicable. Together, we built a garden that demonstrated the principles that we were taught, which in turn encouraged our creativity- a truly revolutionary action. The experience has solidified my belief that living in and with nature is the secret to happiness."
WRAY HARRIS, Army, OIF, VETS_CAFE 2012 Graduate, and Founding member of the Central Oregon Veterans' Ranch.