Ah Lun, a refugee from Myanmar, accepts a key to the front gate of Drew Gardens from Lisa Brochet, a New Roots program manager in New York. Ah Lun grows chili peppers, garlic and onions on his garden plot.
With the presidential election behind us, attention has turned to the impending “fiscal cliff”. By New Year’s Day, the Obama Administration and Congress must identify $1.2 trillion in savings between spending cuts, revenue increases and entitlement reform. Otherwise, most federal programs will be cut by a staggering 8.2 percent.