John Mahshie of Hendersonville, NC is the Founder and Executive Director of Veterans Healing Farm. He is a veteran of the US Air Force where he was an AGE mechanic and also served in the Honor Guard. John has a strong entrepreneurial spirit which lead him to own and operate five different businesses in three years. Attending the EBV at Florida State University in 2013 was a trans-formative experience giving him the resources, mentoring, and encouragement to excel in his business pursuits. Also in 2013 John founded the Veterans Healing Farm out of a deep desire for community. The Veterans Healing Farm is a 10 acre sustainable farm which boasts a diverse variety of crops and 100 active farm members.
Veterans Healing Farm is located in Hendersonville, NC. We help empower veterans reintegrating into civilian life by growing produce, raising farm animals, and conducting seminars on holistic health and sustainability. Additionally, we foster a thriving micro-community of veterans and civilians who build deep friendships, implement innovative gardening techniques, and help cultivate emotional, physical, and spiritual health. This year we grew and donated over 8,000lbs of fresh produce free of charge to veterans at the Asheville, VA Hospital.
Living Well airs on Mondays, 11AM-12PMEST, on 103.3FM and streamed on www.ashevillefm.org. Living Well is hosted by Dr. Bob Hanna, a psychologist with a holistic approach to helping adults, couples, and families. Check out Dr. Bob's website, www.bobhannaphd.com, to learn about his services and peruse the fantastic archive of Living Well shows.