Carrboro farm growing community connections for refugees
At a farm in Orange County, more than 1,000 refugees are adapting to the Triangle climate and landscape, learning to connect their old and new culture through cultivation.Posted — Updated
On the five-acre community farm, 33 refugees, who might otherwise be unable to find employment in the U.S., sustain themselves through the crops they grow and sell throughout the community.
The growers sell vegetables on their own, at farmers markets, to restaurants and through a subscription program.
"People pay up front for the vegetables directly to the farmers, and in return they get a box of beautiful vegetables every week," Accordino said.
Sa plans to use some of that money to help put her daughters through college.
"I'm selling more vegetables, getting more money. I have no stress right now," she said.
Tri Sa is reaping what she's sown at the Transplanting Traditions Community Farm.
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