Thursday, November 1, 2012

A view from the other coast: Refugee farmers in Seattle

Here's a great story about Somali-Bantu farmers trying to make a living farming on the other side of the country, in the outskirts of Seattle.  The story does a great job of sharing the joys and struggles of trying to succeed as a small farmer in a completely new country, and has some clear parallels to experiences here in Maine.

Ali Isha at Seattle Tilth Farm Works

We love to see stories like this out there, as they remind us that we're part of a national movement to support refugees who want to contribute to this country's agricultural future, and to be part of the food movement that is reshaping how we eat.  Let's keep working together!

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