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Organic farming couple honored by White House


Last updated 8/27/2014 at Noon

ESCONDIDO - An Escondido couple couple who run an organic farm were among a dozen military veterans and their families honored today as ''Champions of Change'' by the White House.

Colin and Karen Archipley co-founded Archi's Acres Organic Farming Enterprise, a seven-year-old, 1-acre certified organic greenhouse operation that grows basil and kale and other thing for Whole Foods.

The couple also created the Veterans Sustainable Agriculture Training Program in partnership with Cal Poly Pomona. Colin Archipley is a combat- decorated Marine Corps sergeant.

''We thought agriculture was a natu...

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