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Posted by The IRC on November 26th, 2014
In 1999 Albert Betoudji and his family, refugees from war-torn Chad, were resettled in Salt Lake City, Utah. There, Albert was delighted to discover he could put his love for farming and his agricultural skills to use in his new home. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 17th, 2014
The Chipotle Cultivate Foundation has awarded the IRC New Roots Program with a $500,000 grant to support resettled refugees with community gardening, nutrition education and small-business farming. more »
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Posted by Danielle Silber on June 3rd, 2014
With generous support from the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation, the IRC launched a MicroProducer Academy in 2013 to enable refugee farmers to adapt their existing skills to the U.S. agricultural landscape and marketplace. more »
Posted by The IRC on April 10th, 2014
Happy National Volunteer Week. We’re tremendously grateful to the more than 3,500 people across the United States each year who dedicate their time and talents to help the IRC and the cause of refugees. Meet one of them. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 28th, 2014
On a sunny Sunday morning, a group of 600 college students from 300 universities gathered at a community garden in downtown Phoenix, ready for their day of service as part of the Clinton Global Initiative University 2014. more »
Posted by Jordan Helton on February 13th, 2014
The IRC this week hosted its first-ever New Roots “pop-up” at New York Fashion Week, inviting fashion movers and shakers who dropped by to learn more about the IRC’s work with refugees both in the United States and around the world. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 16th, 2013
As part of the IRC's New Roots program, Koffi Ogou uses his farming knowledge from his life in Togo to provide healthy, fresh food to his community. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 7th, 2013
The IRC's New Roots program connects refugees in the United States with the land, tools and training they need to grow healthy, fresh food for their families and communities. Meet Siddiq Ismail from Darfur and some of the other New Roots farmers in Salt Lake City. more »
Posted by Lucy Carrigan on October 4th, 2013
Picture this: In the back of a van heading into the countryside, a group of people, most of them refugees, singing, joking, smiling. They are on their way to meet a farmer to learn some of the techniques he uses to make a living in the United States. more »
Posted by Jordan Helton on October 3rd, 2013
With rows of cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers and other fresh produce lining the brick promenade, El Cajon Farmers Market is hard to miss. Launched by the IRC last March, the market provides refugee farmers in and around this city in San Diego County with an opportunity to sell what they grow. more »