VOICES FROM THE FIELDTHE IRC BLOG
At the farm
October 26, 2012 by The IRC
|Noueth (right), a refugee from Cambodia, talks with Jake Gillick of Earnest Eats at the New Roots farm in San Diego where she grows mint used in Earnest Eats bars. Photo: Erin Oveis Brant|
By Julie Sweet
Guest blogger Julie Sweet works for Earnest Eats, which supports the International Rescue Committee’s New Roots program with their Dark Choco Mint whole food nutrition bars made with refugee-grown mint. New Roots enables refugees to reestablish their ties to the land, celebrate their heritage and nourish themselves and their neighbors by planting strong roots—literally—in their new communities.
|An Earnest Eats Dark Choco Mint bar with fresh mint grown by refugee farmers|
|Photo: Erin Oveis Brant|