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One veteran found respite through growing flowers. Now, he's sharing the benefits with others

Charley Jordan checks on flowers in his greenhouse, which he purchased through a program to help veterans get into agriculture. The former Special Forces helicopter pilot is trying to break into horticulture therapy and help other veterans with PTSD. (Blake Farmer/WPLN)
Charley Jordan checks on flowers in his greenhouse, which he purchased through a program to help veterans get into agriculture. The former Special Forces helicopter pilot is trying to break into horticulture therapy and help other veterans with PTSD. (Blake Farmer/WPLN)

As an Army special forces helicopter pilot, Charley Jordan saw many years of combat. The veteran now grows flowers and says it’s an act of healing. He’s also getting trained to share the therapeutic benefits of flowers with other vets suffering from PTSD.

Blake Farmer of WPLN reports.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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