New Roots: The food is local. The story is global.
As an essential part of our broader resettlement efforts, the New Roots program enables refugees to celebrate their heritage and nourish themselves and their neighbors by planting strong roots—literally—in their new communities.
New Roots is about healthy families, secure communities and a more sustainable future. It’s about dignity, determination and the boundless possibility of human connection. And it’s about the power of people to heal and nurture positive change from the ground up.
In 22 U.S. cities, the IRC provides resettled refugees with the assistance they need to survive and thrive. Through New Roots and a range of other programs, we are helping them to establish a strong future for themselves, their communities and our world.
New Roots in Northern California
The IRC in Northern California will launch its first New Roots program in September with a three acre training farm just outside of Oakland offering refugees an exciting new opportunity for economic self sufficiency through agriculture. New Roots programs are also being developed in Sacramento and Turlock for 2013.