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New Roots Community Farm

The International Rescue Committee's New Roots Community Farm is located at 54th Avenue and Chollas Parkway in City Heights. The program brings refugees together to share experiences and feel a connection to their new home through community gardening and nutrition and micro-enterprise programs.

This family from Guatemala is part of the International Rescue Committee's New Roots Community Farm program.

This family from Guatemala is part of the International Rescue Committee's New Roots Community Farm program.

Photo by Ruxandra Guidi

New Roots Community Farm

New Roots Community Farm

Photo by Ruxandra Guidi

New Roots Community Farm

New Roots Community Farm

Photo by Ruxandra Guidi

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Daniel Beeman | August 31, 2011 at 1:51 p.m. ― 3 years, 1 month ago

Reminds me of when my dad had a garden space in the local community garden a mile from our "Bricks" low income affordable housing building (Mpls). It was great joy to spend time with my dad, much like the big boy in the picture, sans a mom, where we would celebrate the earth/growth, hard work, seeing the "fruits" & vegis of our labor, community, and hope.
We didn't have it long before my dad had us move to safer neighborhood and we couldn't afford gas to the "plot". Soon after I was sent to Kansas (Uncles) while he went searching for a new heart (heart-transplant). He came back heartless, literally, we united, but he was barely surviving. He passed the day after he got the heart transplant (2nd in Minn.). But I still love the thought that we not only grew together, but grew new life together by the work of our hands to nurture ourselves and our neighbors. THANKS DAD!!

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