Speaker Series at Sotterley
Sotterley Plantation is proud to partner with The Boeing Company in announcing our fourth presentation of the 2015 Speaker Series entitled:
Film: “Ground Operations:
Battlefields to Farmfields”
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
7:00 p.m. in the Barn
In a world full of problems, GROUND OPERATIONS is a story about solutions. This is a documentary film and social action campaign that champions the growing network of combat veterans who are transitioning into careers as sustainable farmers, ranchers and artisan food producers.
Sgt. Adam Burke made a promise to God. Bleeding out from a mortar hit in Iraq, Adam promised God that if he could live to see his family one more time, he would do something to make his life worth saving. Two years later he started the Veterans Farm, a place of emotional solace and job training in organic blueberry production for disabled vets like himself. Adam is just one of the inspiring and compelling veterans featured in the film, GROUND OPERATIONS: Battlefields to Farmfields.
Follow the ensemble of combat men and women who served in Iraq and Afghanistan as they share their truth: Why they joined the military, how the war experience changed them, what the daunting return to civilian life has been like, how they struggled to find a positive pathway forward and ultimately, when they found organic farming and pasture-raised livestock to be an answer to a dream. Their stories are as inspiring as they are pragmatic as they find their next mission, food security for America.
This event is FREE to the public. Advance reservations are required due to limited seating. Call 301-373-2280 to make your reservation.
Because of the generous grant and continued support from The Boeing Company, Sotterley Plantation is able to offer this important community outreach, fulfilling its mission to preserve, research, and interpret Sotterley Plantation’s diverse cultures and environments and to serve the world as an educational, cultural, and community resource.