New Farms for New Americans
A community-based gardening and agriculture program for refugees and immigrants
6,300 refugees have settled in Vermont over the past 30 years
Many of them come with a lifelong experience of farming, but once here many do not have easy access to land and resources to continue their agrarian traditions. Most importantly, without New Farms for New Americans families would not be able to grow large quantities of fresh vegetables for their families, grow culturally significant crops or address food and financial security.
NFNA provides education and training for farmers who are new to the U.S. and may be unaccustomed to Vermont's climate. With long agrarian traditions including organic practices, food preservation, and seed saving, NFNA's farmers have so much to teach and share with the Vermont agricultural community.
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Sponsor a Family
Pea Sponsorship: Sponsor one new family to help them build their seed bank for subsequent years. We will plant a marigold and pea plants in your honor.
Carrot Sponsorship: Sponsor one new family to lease a 1/2 garden plot for the 2017 growing season. We will plant a marigold and carrots in your honor.
Zucchini Sponsorship: Sponsor one new family to lease a full plot for the 2017 growing season. We will plant a marigold and zucchini in your honor.
Learn from the farmers, with our cookbook
We published a short book on African and Asian techniques on growing, harvesting and preserving in northeastern America. "Global Food, Local Food: Guide to Growing, Harvesting & Preserving African & Asian Crops in the Northeast". Email Alisha for more information or to purchase a copy.
(100% of all proceeds are used to support farmers through the purchase of seeds and tools.)
Provide Gardening Supplies
We welcome donations of any of the following items:
Full-size garden tools
Cover crop seeds
Gently used or new remay
Black plastic mulch
Support NFNA Farmers
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