International Rescue Committee (IRC)

New Roots Community Farm Grows More than Food

The IRC New Roots Community Farm was recently featured on the front page of the LA Times. The article is about the growing friendship between farmers Bilali Muya from Somalia and Bob Ou from Cambodia.  The New Roots Community Farm has created many cross cultural friendships as 80 families from 12 countries share a common interest in growing their own food.

The New Roots Community Farm, located close to the IRC office in City Heights, San Diego,  broke ground in June 2009 and quickly a dry vacant lot became a lush oasis providing food and even income for the refugee, immigrant, and US born farmers.  

Learn more about the farm:

Read the LA Times article

See the photos

The January 28th San Diego Reader included the New Roots Community Farm and IRC Staff Member Ellee Igoe in an article about global warming:  Read the Reader article

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