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To our Veterans

If you live in Sonoma County, California, you can benefit from the currently offered H.A.V.E.  workshops and our Veterans Organic Peace Garden in front of the VA Clinic by the Sonoma County Airport.  

See our Workshop tab on the top or side menus and participate. 

They are FREE. 

Come visit our Garden and help us with the planting, maintenance like watering, and the harvest of vegetables, organically grown by folks in the community, Vets and non-Vets helping each other. 

Do only what you can per your ability status. 

We will announce Work Parties on this website - see the Help/ Volunteer  tab. 



Board of Directors

Board meeting at the Veterans Organic Peace Garden: Carolyn Crimms, Lee Gooding and Stephen Shore.  The 4th Board member Ken Norton took the photo. 

Lee P. Gooding III – Executive Director, President of the Board

Lee P. Gooding III is a Vietnam Era Veteran and receives his health care at the Veterans Administration Hospital in San Francisco. Lee has been a certified massage therapist for more than 20 years. He is also a certified, nutrition consultant, and has 15 years experience specializing in organic foods. Lee owns two massage therapy locations in Sonoma County called Healthy Habits, and provides care for Veterans, professional people, and people recovering from joint replacements. Lee has created programs with numerous organizations, promotes his businesses and other peaceful causes successfully with special events, and is a member of Veterans for Peace. It is his aspiration to help all Veterans enjoy a more stress free and healthier lifestyle. It is Lee’s certainty that Massage and CranioSacral therapies, therapeutic humor, and proper diet and nutrition, will lead to this healthier lifestyle. As a nutritionist, Lee has long believed in the healing power of organic foods, and the Center for Clinical Research has found this to be true. In addition, he wants to provide Veterans with art, music, and pet therapies to aid in the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and depression.  Contact Lee @  or (707)887.0250

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Stephen D. Shore, DC

Stephen D. ShoreDr. Stephen Shore joined the Board in 2011.  Stephen is a retired Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) from Pittsburgh, PA, now residing in Healdsburg, CA. After obtaining his DC degree, Summa Cum Laude from Sherman College in Spartanburg, SC in 1982, he moved back to Pittsburgh to open his practice. In 1987 he was asked to teach human anatomy and physiology at the Community College of Allegheny County, where he taught numerous courses offered in their Biology Department until he moved to Europe. In 2003 he was recruited and hired by the University of Maryland-Europe to teach on military bases in Europe, where he taught Biology, Environmental Science and Human Genetics. On returning to the USA in 2005, he re-located to Northern California and taught at Napa Valley College in Napa, California where he was brought aboard to totally re-design a course with lab and teach it. He began teaching online for Kaplan University in early 2009 teaching Environmental Health, Anatomy and Physiology and various Public Health courses, and was asked to be the course lead for Environmental Health in early 2010. He began online teaching for Herzing University in early 2010 teaching Human Anatomy and Physiology.   Contact: sdshore @ or (707)225-8568

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Kenneth E. Norton

Kenneth NortonKen joined the Board in January 2011. Ken earned his B.S. from San Jose State University and M.S. from Stanford University, both in Materials Science and Engineering. He assisted his mentor Prof. William Hermanns, Ph.D. with his writings and works for 20 years and is now the Trustee of the William Hermanns Trust, archiving his works and building the website  Ken has managed an international trading and manufacturing company. He consults in managerial accounting and website development and is a partner in Norton and Holtz Business Solutions Ken’s other community service includes having been Finance Director on the Steering Committee of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economy (BALLE) of Sonoma County (now GoLocal), Treasurer of the Association for the Creative Alliance that at the time produced the Harmony Festival, and Treasurer of Solar Sonoma County. He lives with his partner Elaine Holtz in Santa Rosa, California.  Contact:  ken @ or (707) 527-5987

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