Posted by: MM | September 2, 2012

Story of refugee gardeners

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) brought 400 refugees to the USA. These refugees are taking part in the New Roots program, a “6-year-old effort aims to help refugees get used to their new countries by allowing them to do something that is familiar and empowering: growing things”, reports USA Today. The program supports 17 urban farms in nine US cities, where refugees grow vegetables and harvest or sell at farmers markets.

Read the story by Melanie Eversley.


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