14 Feb '12, 12pm

Breaking through the myths: New book seeks to redefine urban farming

Breaking through the myths: New book seeks to redefine urban farming

There are also a couple of interesting projects that involve refugee groups. Denver , Kansas City , and New Orleans all have areas that have been populated by Bhutanese, Sudanese, and Somalian refugees, and in New Orleans there’s a big Vietnamese population. Those folks come over and stay in these clusters. They end up working in airports and hotels, and obviously it’s a difficult transition, especially for the women. There’s not a lot of work opportunities, so growing food is a means of supplementing their diet and income, and [having] a gathering place where they can feel like they’re at home. So that’s been really cool to see urban farms meet that need for refugee populations.

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Urban Farming Takes Hold in NYC #urbanag

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