VOICES FROM THE FIELDTHE IRC BLOG
Quoted: "I love this IRC farm"
August 6, 2012 by The IRC
|A refugee gardener picks heirloom green beans grown at the IRC's New Roots garden at Drew Gardens in the Bronx. Photo: Donna Alberico/IRC|
"I love this IRC farm."
- Winnie Aye, 49, a Burmese refugee who gardens at an International Rescue Committee New Roots farm in New York. She's featured in a recent USA Today story profiling the New Roots program, which helps recently resettled refugees to become self-sufficient and contribute to their new home in the United States through community gardening, nutrition education and small-business farming.
Read more: Refugees find peace, establish roots with urban gardens, USA Today, August 4